Yankees in Michigan
Discovering the Peoples of Michigan
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 2008-08-29
140 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- ISBN: 9780870138256
- Published: August 2008
As Brian C. Wilson describes them in this highly readable and entertaining book, Yankees—defined by their shared culture and sense of identity—had a number of distinctive traits and sought to impose their ideas across the state of Michigan.
After the ethnic label of "Yankee" fell out of use, the offspring of Yankees appropriated the term "Midwesterner." So fused did the identities of Yankee and Midwesterner become that understanding the larger story of America's Midwestern regional identity begins with the Yankees in Michigan.
Contents Introduction 000 Yankees in New England and Beyond 000 Yankees Come to Michigan 000 Yankees on the Michigan Frontier 000 The Flowering of Yankee Michigan 000 The Industrialization of Yankee Michigan 000 The Decline of Yankee Michigan 000 Sidebars John Ball, Yankee Speculator 000 Yankees in French Detroit, from Walter March, Shoepac Recollections, 1856 000 The Pilgrim Oak of Michigan, from William Nowlin, The Bark Covered House, 1876 000 Excerpts from ?Over the Hill to the Poor-House,? in Will Carleton, Farm Ballads, 1873 000 The Congregationalist Revolt in Michigan 000 ?Little Yankees? versus the Railroads 000 Appendices Appendix 1. Three Favorite Yankee Recipes 000 Appendix 2. Museums, Libraries, and Archives 000 Notes 000 For Further Reference 000 Index 000