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How Iowa Conquered the World: The Story of a Small Farm State's Journey to Global Dominance
Price: Free! Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Iowa is considered a backward farm state full of bumpkins who wear Carhartt jackets and do little besides give the world corn. But what if that understanding is wrong? What if Iowa has done more to influence the modern world than any other population group?
Mysterious Midwest: Illinois Ghost Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Ghost Cat Haunted Lemp Mansion Rodney the Ghost One Chicago Haunted Dwelling The Invisible Clock The Haunted Antique Store Haunting at Old Chicago The Night Bells The Haunted Cornfield The Flying Flowers
“...and the Mille Lacs who have no reservation...” — A History of the Chippewa Indians in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota up to 1934
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,720. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book, well documented with archival records, chronologically explains the bungling of the federal government as it attempted to be fair to the Indians while at the same time moving them out of the way of settlement. And it delves into the interaction in the 1800’s between the Sioux and the Chippewa and how that interaction affected Mille Lacs County, MN and still does in 2016.
The Haymarket Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Haymarket Affair came about through a chain of events which took place before the demonstrations actually happened. The Civil War was a major event in regards to the history of America because it played a major role in the way that the country progressed. This war was a long and bloody battle which was responsible for draining both the American population and economy.
Haunted Copper Country: The History & Ghost Stories of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » History » North America
From ghosts of the copper mining industry to kissing specters, Haunted Copper Country whisks you away on a whirlwind tour of Michigan Keweenaw Peninsula. A brief history of each location provides insight into the origins of the haunted tales, many never before published and culled from the author's interviews with witnesses and ghost hunters. Explore the spooky side of the Keweenaw—if you dare.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.
Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a country lawyer, and few people knew who he was. Yet he entered the Illinois Senate race to oppose Stephen A. Douglas over the expansion of slavery. The repercussions of their debates shook political foundations all the way to Washington. Lincoln's platform helped redefine American Democracy. Criss-cross Illinois with this book and retrace the dramatic campaign.