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Spiral bound, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2", 160 pages, Penfield Press
Stocking stuffer. Recipes from The Badger State include dairyland dipper, cherry bounce, apple cider stew, wild rice soup, lo-cal yogurt potato salad, Tillie's blueberry muffins, beer-batter fried chicken, Parmesan potato sticks, and Wisconsin cheese fudge, among many others.
Price: 6.95 USD



2 MAP: Wisconsin and Michigan: 1864

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
A.J. Johnson's 1864 map shows county lines and named townships. Range numbers, roads, and railways are also indicated, as well as the locations of mines and Indian Reserve lands.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 MAP: Wisconsin: 1873/74

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Reprinted from an 1873/74 Asher and Adams lithograph, this map shows the state in nice detail, identifying county boundaries, towns, rivers, lakes and railways.
Price: 7.95 USD



4 MAP: Wisconsin: 1880/81

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
From our Centennial collection, this map locates railway lines, counties, small towns and villages, as well as the northern Indian reservations and the northern mines.
Price: 7.95 USD



5 MAP: Wisconsin: 1902

8 ½" x 11" acid-free, heavyweight, linen-finish paper, Reproduction map of original
This detailed state map issued by the Matthews-Northrup Company, with its distinctive "piano key" border, first appeared in the Century Atlas. Identifies counties, township and range numbers, county seats, villages, and transportation systems at the beginning of the 20th century. Includes an inset of the Milwaukee and the Waukesha Lake Region.
Price: 4.50 USD

Irish in Wisconsin, David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem

6 Irish in Wisconsin
David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem
72 pages, 6 x 9, 40 b/w illus, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The first completely new addition in more than twenty years to the Wisconsin Historical Society's popular Ethnic Series
History books tell us how Irish immigrants built the nation's canals and railroads, the transport for so many immigrant groups making their way to the newly formed state of Wisconsin in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet the stories of Irish people in Wisconsin and their role in our state's history became almost invisible as time passed. Irish in Wisconsin recounts the nature of the Irish immigrant experience in Wisconsin both in relation to other ethnic groups and to the larger story of Irish immigration into this country. David G. Holmes shows the impact of the Irish on the state's early development and politics. He explores the Irish cultural contribution to the state and the current resurgence in Irish pride and identity. Irish in Wisconsin tells this story with solid historical analysis, first-hand accounts, and rare photographs.

About Author
David G. Holmes, a doctoral student in Irish history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now studying law at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Delaware.

Price: 9.95 USD

Cultural Map of Wisconsin: A Cartographic Portrait of the State, David Woodward, Robert C. Ostergren, Onno Brouwer, Steven Hoelscher, Joshua Hane

7 Cultural Map of Wisconsin: A Cartographic Portrait of the State
David Woodward, Robert C. Ostergren, Onno Brouwer, Steven Hoelscher, Joshua Hane
Large map of Wisconsin; several smaller focus maps on reverse side of map; plus colorful landscapes in margins and 16 pp. booklet with site key to the numbered symbols on the map 42" x 45" unfolded, University of Wisconsin Press
This extraordinary map, the first of its kind created for any state, is a wonderful way to discover the history, culture, land, and people of Wisconsin. Nearly 1500 points of interest are located on the map, including the sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods near Pepin, the World's Largest Fish Fry at Port Washington, John Muir's boyhood farm near Montello, the Honor the Earth Pow Wow at Lac Court Oreilles, the nation's first kindergarten in Watertown, Hoard's Dairy Shrine in Fort Atkinson, the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee, the great Peshtigo Fire, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and hundreds of other fascinating places.
The front of the map shows the entire state-topography, roads, waterways, historic sites and historical markers, archaeological areas, physical features and landscapes of cultural significance, notable architecture, areas of ethnic and religious importance, historic communities, festivals and fairs, lighthouses, museums and tours, colleges, parks and recreational trails, rustic roads, and places with celebrated literary, musical, and artistic connections. The back shows many more sites of interest on smaller cultural maps of sixteen cities. All the maps incorporate a shaded relief background that displays Wisconsin's rich variation in land forms, making it possible to see how local cultures are inextricably linked to regional landscapes. Six small thematic maps emphasize this linkage and show historical changes in vegetation, population patterns, and local economies.
Inset Maps for 16 Cities:
Appleton, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville/Beloit, Kenosha/Racine, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Milwaukee county including Waukesha, downtown Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Superior, Wausau
6 Theme Maps:
Native American Cultures from Pre-contact to the Present, Patterns of Euro-American Settlement, Regions of Euro-American Culture, Economic Regions, Physical Geography and Glacial Processes, Vegetation in the 19th Century & late 20th Century
Site Key:
Included with the map is a 16-page booklet with a key to the numbered symbols on the map.

About Author
David Woodward is the Arthur H. Robinson Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and editor of the History of Cartography project. Robert Ostergren is professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835–1915. Onno Brouwer is associate director of the Cartographic Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Steven Hoelscher is assistant professor of geography at Louisiana State University and a former research associate in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Josh Hane is project assistant at the Cartographic Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

"An open invitation to stop along the way and get acquainted with the past and present."—Margaret Beattie Bogue, author of Around the Shores of Lake Michigan
Price: 13.00 USD

The Civil War Diary of  Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864, Diane E. Greene

8 The Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864
Diane E. Greene
2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 190 pp, Heritage Books
Approximately 12,000 Union troops fought in the April 1864 battles of Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. The diary covers the period December 1863 through 1864, discussing the battles and the Red River Campaign that followed.
Price: 19.00 USD

Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill:  The "War Memories" of John Henry Otto, Captain, Company D, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, edited by David Gould and James B. Kennedy

9 Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill: The "War Memories" of John Henry Otto, Captain, Company D, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
edited by David Gould and James B. Kennedy
428 pages, ill., maps, cloth, Kent State University Press
John Henry Otto was born September 12, 1822, in Westphalia, Germany, and enlisted in the Prussian army sometime around 1845. According to his own account, he served in the war between Prussia and Denmark in 1848 and as a sergeant fought to suppress revolution in southern Germany. He was discharged in 1849 as a first lieutenant in the reserve but was called up again in 1850.
He deserted the Prussian army and came to New York in 1853. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a wife and five small children, when the Civil War broke out. In August 1862 he enlisted in the Union army, serving as third sergeant and ultimately as captain of his company. Otto was in command of his company from the Battle of Chicamauga until the close of the war and was engaged in many of the major battles and campaigns on the western front, including the Battles of Perryville and Stone's River, the Tullahoma campaign, and the Battles of Chicamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge. He accompanied General Sherman in the march through Georgia and the Carolinas. Captain Otto was discharged with his regiment in June 1865.
Otto kept a journal throughout the war and afterward arranged his reminiscences in a memoir, which he completed around 1890. Captain John Henry Otto was a keen observer, and his memoirs paint a vivid picture of the life of a common soldier and of a line officer at the company level during the Civil War. Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill will appeal to Civil War enthusiasts and scholars.

About Author
David H. Gould received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. He is currently teaching in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

James B. Kennedy is retired from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Price: 39.00 USD

Danes in Wisconsin [Revised and Expanded Edition], Frederick Hale.

10 Danes in Wisconsin [Revised and Expanded Edition]
Frederick Hale.
32 pages, 6 x 9, 34 b/w photos; 1 map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
A chronicle of Wisconsin's early Danish immigrants
Wisconsin Territory's first Dane arrived in 1829, and by 1860 the state's Danish-born population had reached 1,150. Yet these newcomers remained only a small segment of Wisconsin's cultural mosaic, and the challenges of adapting to life in this new land shaped their experience. In this book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, Frederick Hale offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Danish settlers, exploring their reasons for leaving their homeland, describing their difficult journeys, and examining their adjustments to their new life.
New to this edition are the selected letters of Danish immigrant Andrew Frederickson. These compelling documents, written over a forty-year span, capture the personal observations of one Dane as he made a new life in Wisconsin.
Frederick Hale has written five books in the field of Scandinavian immigration and has contributed articles to historical, literary, and theological journals in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Africa, and the United States.
Price: 9.95 USD

Swedes in Wisconsin [revised and expanded edition], Frederick Hale.

11 Swedes in Wisconsin [revised and expanded edition]
Frederick Hale.
72 pages, 6 x 9, 40 b/w photos, 1 map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
A concise introduction to Wisconsin's Swedish immigrants
Swedes in Wisconsin chronicles the state's early Swedish immigrants. Scholar Frederick Hale relates the reasons these emigrants left for the New World, their arduous journeys to North American soil, and their establishment of communities in Wisconsin, including the state's first Swedish settlement, New Upsala at Pine Lake in Waukesha County.
New to this edition are the selected letters of Swedish novelist and feminist Frederika Bremer, who visited Wisconsin in the autumn of 1850. During her two-week trek over the "new-born roads" of the southern section of the state, Bremer lodged at humble farmhouses and boarding rooms, met literary and political figures, and beheld the "vast, glorious landscape" of Wisconsin's forests and prairies. Her letters to a sister back home offer insights into the Swedish immigrant experience and reveal how early Wisconsin appeared to a Swedish visitor.

About Author
Frederick Hale has advanced degrees from Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several books in the field of Scandinavian immigration and has contributed articles to historical, literary, and theological journals in Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Price: 9.95 USD



12 CD: Wisconsin: Volume 1
HB Archives
2000, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 1730 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following five works of Wisconsin history: * Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Volume 1 - Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld, CGRS (1995). This text, arranged alphabetically by surname of the deceased, is a listings of burials in 17 older cemeteries in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin drawn from burial records and physical listing of tombstones. Records may contain: cemetery; surname, given name, maiden name, marital status, date and place of birth and death, age at time of death and cause of death for the deceased; tombstone inscription; additional names listed on the same or adjacent stones, and location within cemetery. * Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Volume 2 - Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld, CGRS (1997). This work adds about 9,500 more burials records to the information presented in its predecessor, Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Five more cemeteries are covered, with additions and corrections. Dates range from the late 1700s to the late 1900s. * Genealogical Abstracts from the Wauwatosa News, 1899 - 1904 - Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld, CGRS (1999). The Wauwatosa News is a weekly paper, now called Wauwatosa News-Time, that was first published in 1885 and it has been continuously published since March 11, 1899. These abstracts begin on April 1, 1899 and continue through May 24, 1904. Entries include: births, deaths, marriages, accidents, sketches of politically candidates, business information, crime, sports news and more. There is also a list of Civil War Volunteers. With a full name index. * The Chronicles Of Milwaukee - A. C. Wheeler (1861). This engaging chronicle begins with Milwaukee's origins in the wilderness. To read this interesting history is to learn about the growth pangs of a mid-western city¾similar in so many ways to the establishment and growth of cities on the eastern seaboard¾including: altercations between whites and Indians, crime, the birth of industries, the newspaper, the harbor, the hard times of 1837, road and bridge building, the incorporation of the city, elections, churches and a description of Milwaukee in 1861. A surname index has been provided. * History of the Territory of Wisconsin From 1836-1848 - Moses M. Strong AM (1885). Great book for the Wisconsin researcher, this text examines the early history of Wisconsin, 1600s-1848. Chapters cover: the Langlade family; wars with the Fox Indians; Jonathan Carver's exploration; Green Bay, 1634-1836; Prairie Du Chien, 1680-1830; New York Indians; lead mines and Winnebago War, and the Black Hawk War.
Price: 28.50 USD

Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925, Joan M. Jensen

13 Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925
Joan M. Jensen
6 x 9, 448 pages, 6x9, 100 b&w illus., map, notes, index, 2 tables, bibliography, cloth, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
An intimate view of frontier women-Anglo and Indian-and the communities they forged.
Swedish domestic worker Emina Johnson witnessed the great Peshtigo fire in 1871; Cherokee nurse Isabella Wolfe served the Lac du Flambeau reservation for decades; the author's own grandmother, Matilda Schopp, was one of numerous immigrants who eked out a living on the Wisconsin cutover. Calling This Place Home tells the stories of these and many other Native and settler women during Wisconsin's frontier era.
Noted historian Joan M. Jensen spent more than a decade delving into the lives of a remarkable range of women who lived during the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. These individuals shared many struggles as economies evolved from logging to dairying to tourism. Facing many challenges, they cared for their sick, educated their children, maintained their cultural identity, and preserved their own means of worship.
Entwining the experiences of Native and settler communities, Jensen uses photographs and documents to examine and illustrate the recovered stories of representative but often overlooked women. This comprehensive volume brings a deeper understanding of the state's history through the stories of individual women and the broader developments that shaped their lives.
Price: 34.95 USD

The Wisconsin Frontier, Mark Wyman

14 The Wisconsin Frontier
Mark Wyman
360 pages, 6 x 9, 23 b&w photos, 7 maps, cloth, Indiana University Press
From French coureurs de bois in the 17th century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down rivers in the late 19th century, settlers of Wisconsin's frontier came seeking wealth and opportunity. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game, timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linking the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, and it became a contested site as France, Britain, and the United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. Indians at first mixed with the newcomers, but soon realized that the latter wanted land as well as furs. The series of struggles that erupted eventually left many tribes confined to reservations, while others were moved beyond the Mississippi. As Mark Wyman's masterful narrative shows, frontier Wisconsin gave birth to a state of enormous ethnic variety, whose people had strong traditions of optimism and self-government but whose belief in the inexhaustible resources of the frontier left 20th-century Wisconsin confronting the problems of cutover lands and game scarcities.
Series: A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier

About Author
Mark Wyman is Distinguished Professor of History at Illinois State University. His books include Hard-Rock Epic: Western Miners and the Industrial Revolution, 1860-1910; Immigrants in the Valley: Irish, Germans, and Americans in the Upper Mississippi Country, 1830-1860; D.P.: Europe's Displaced Persons, 1945-51; and Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930.
Price: 29.95 USD

History of the Territory of Wisconsin From 1836–1848, Moses M. Strong A. M

15 History of the Territory of Wisconsin From 1836–1848
Moses M. Strong A. M
(1885), 2002, 5½x8½, paper, index, 658 pp, Heritage Books
The author takes an in-depth look at the history of Wisconsin starting in the 1600s through 1848. From the first visit to Wisconsin by Nicollet in the 1600s through its induction into the United States of America, this book gives insight as to what life was like and the history behind what made the state of Wisconsin what it is today. The chapters include: Early Explorations of “Florida” and “Louisiana”, 1512-1719 (includes early Wisconsin explorers); Wars with Fox Indians, 1712 to 1746; The Langlade Family, 1745 to 1800; Jonathan Carvers Explorations, 1766 and 1767; Progress of Settlements in the Northwest and transfer to British Jurisdiction, 1705 to 1775; Under American Jurisdiction, 1787 to 1820; Green Bay, 1634 to 1836; Prairie Du Chien, 1680 to 1830; Chequamegon-Portage-Milwaukee; New York Indians, 1820 to 1839; The Lead Mines and Winnebago War, 1822 to 1828; The Black Hawk War, 1831 and 1832; Civil Government, 1512 to 1834; Legislation previous to 1835; Wisconsin in a Transition State, 1835 to 1836; Organization of Wisconsin Territory; Territory of Wisconsin, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848; and Milwaukee and Rock River Canal. A fullname index is included.
Price: 29.95 USD

Germans in Wisconsin, Revised and Expanded Edition, Richard H. Zeitlin

16 Germans in Wisconsin, Revised and Expanded Edition
Richard H. Zeitlin
56 pages, 6 x 9, photos, map, chart, paperback, University of Wisconsin Press
Wisconsin has the highest percentage (almost 54%) of German Americans of any state in the nation
This best-selling book, first published in 1977, traces Wisconsin's German population from territorial days to the arrival of the intellectual "48ers" before the Civil War; helping found the Republican, Progressive, and various socialist and workers' parties; their roles as farmers and city folk, businesspeople and factory workers; and the devastating effect of the World Wars on German American culture. Today's ethnic culture, with its beer, brats, and polka bands, bears little relationship to the real thing in Germany, but has become distinctly "Wisconsin."

About Author
Richard H. Zeitlin is director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Price: 9.95 USD

Norwegians in Wisconsin [Rev. and Expanded Ed.], Richard J. Fapso

17 Norwegians in Wisconsin [Rev. and Expanded Ed.]
Richard J. Fapso
72 pages, 6 x 9, 30 b/w photos, map, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
A chronicle of Wisconsin's early Norwegian immigrants
This perennially popular book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Norwegian immigrants. The narrative examines the mass migration of Norwegians from 1837, when Ole Nattestad became the first Norwegian settler in Wisconsin, to the late nineteenth century, when Norwegian immigration largely came to a close. This volume demonstrates the efforts of immigrants to balance newfound American customs with the most treasured traditions of their homeland.
New to this edition are selected letters of Ole Munch Ræder, a scholar sent by the Norwegian government in 1847 to study the American legal system. Ræder visited several Wisconsin cities and villiages and paid special attention to the Norwegian community. His compelling accounts, which appeared in newspapers in Norway, offer a contemporary view of Norwegian life in Wisconsin.
Price: 9.95 USD

A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, Rufus R. Dawes Edited and introduced by Alan T. Nolan

18 A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers
Rufus R. Dawes Edited and introduced by Alan T. Nolan
342 pages, 8 x 5, Illus., maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade combines the personal experiences of Rufus R. Dawes with a history of the regiment in which he served. The Iron Brigade was the only all-Western brigade that fought in the eastern armies of the Union and was perhaps the most distinguished of the Federal brigades.
Dawes is credited with a keen sense of observation and a fresh and vivid style. Seldom absent from the field during his entire three-and-a-half-year term, he chronicled Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chan-cellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness campaign, Cold Harbor, and the Petersburg lines. Perhaps most remarkable is the well-honed sense of humor he displayed about both the war and himself. Dawes's sophisticated account of significant military organizations and events improves our understanding of the epic of the Civil War.

About Author
Rufus R. Dawes (1838–99) kept a journal throughout his war service, which he used in writing this memoir. He also relied on his own prolific correspondence with family members and on the reports by Federal and Confederate participants in the Official Records.

"I have been so wholly engrossed with my work for the last week or I should have responded sooner to your question: ‘Are you going?’ If a kind Providence and President Lincoln will permit, I am. I am Captain of as good, and true a band of patriots as ever rallied under the star spangled banner."—Rufus R. Dawes.
Price: 22.95 USD



19 History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin's Historical Markers
Sarah Davis McBride
304 pages, 6 x 9, 100 b&w photos, 6 maps, paperback, University of Wisconsin Press
This guide to Wisconsin's historical markers will acquaint readers and travelers with many of the dramatic events and noteworthy achievements that constitute Wisconsin's history. History Just Ahead can be a companion book for the thousands of curious visitors, travelers, and residents who pause to read Wisconsin's markers every year. Including more than 400 marker texts and 100 illustrations, conveniently organized by regions and counties with accompanying maps, this guidebook celebrates Wisconsin's heritage from geographical epochs to recent ethnic settlement. History Just Ahead reminds us that historical markers are also an important educational tool for understanding and preserving our historical heritage and our natural environment.

About Author
Sarah Davis McBride is the Historical Markers Program coordinator at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, where she has also served as publications editor.
Price: 12.95 USD

Wisconsin Its Counties, Townships & Villages, Wendy Uncapher & Linda Herrick

20 Wisconsin Its Counties, Townships & Villages
Wendy Uncapher & Linda Herrick
96 pages, MISC
This book has attempted to list every town that exists or ever did exist in Wisconsin. Name changes are noted. Maps of all 72 counties showing township lines. List of cities, villages, RR depots, and post offices divided by township. Includes county courthouse addresses, county formation dates, map showing county changes.
Price: 18.00 USD

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