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Yankees in Michigan / Brian C. Wilson.

By: Wilson, Brian C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Discovering the peoples of Michigan: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 140 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780870139703; 0870139703; 9781628951769; 1628951761.Subject(s): New Englanders -- Michigan -- History | Pioneers -- Michigan -- History | Internal migrants -- Michigan -- History | Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan | Regionalism -- Michigan -- History | Regionalism -- Middle West -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Yankees in Michigan.DDC classification: 304.8/77407409034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Yankees in New England and beyond -- Yankees come to Michigan -- Yankees on the Michigan frontier -- The flowering of Yankee Michigan -- The industrialization of Yankee Michigan -- The decline of Yankee Michigan.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-128) and index.

Yankees in New England and beyond -- Yankees come to Michigan -- Yankees on the Michigan frontier -- The flowering of Yankee Michigan -- The industrialization of Yankee Michigan -- The decline of Yankee Michigan.

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.

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Brian C. Wilson is Chair and professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Christianity.

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