Copper Country Journal

The Diary of Schoolmaster Henry Hobart, 1863-1864

Author: Henry Hobart,Philip Parker Mason

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814323410

Category: History

Page: 346

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Copper Country Journal brings to life a culture and community long since passed from the American landscape. It includes a wealth of information, both within the introduction and throughout the diary, about the copper industry from 1845-1865. Hobart centered his narrative on Cliff Mine, one of the leading producers of copper in the world and the primary employer in the town of Clifton. He provides firsthand accounts of the unsafe conditions in the mines, the workers and their families, and the impact of the mine on the employees and the community.

Family Life in 19th-century America

Author: James M. Volo,Dorothy Denneen Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337925

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 415

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Explores how the educational, social, and economic expectations of the nineteenth century affected the American view of family, describing the roles of the father, mother, children, and servants and slaves and discussing how these roles changed during the Civil War.

Hollowed Ground

Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s

Author: Larry D. Lankton

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334904

Category: History

Page: 376

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Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.

The Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga

First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

Author: N. Daniel Rupp

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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It was 1831 when Father Frederic Baraga arrived in this country from his native Slovenia. He had come to bring Christianity to the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of the Old Northwest. Twenty years later, when Baraga first heard that he might be named Bishop of Upper Michigan, he began to keep a "daybook" or diary. Intended as a private document for his own use and reference, the diary contains a log of Baraga's missionary journeys, his observations about daily weather conditions, ship movement on the lakes, and a running account of the various works he accomplished. Between the lines of the usually concise entries, however, there are clues to Baraga's zeal, dedication, and generosity. An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Detroit in Its World Setting

A Three Hundred Year Chronology, 1701-2001

Author: David Lee Poremba

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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Culled from a wide variety of references, Detroit in Its World Setting is a timeline that offers readers a new appreciation of Michigan history by setting life in the Motor City in the context of world affairs. For each year, readers can follow the march of time in four categories-city and state events, national and world history, cultural progress, and scientific and commercial progress-that cover countless events over the three centuries since the city's founding as well as the people involved in them. Originally published in 1953, Detroit in Its World Setting has been revised and updated to mark the city's 300th birthday in 2001. Expanded coverage includes such subjects as women's achievements, the African American community, ethnic communities, city landmarks, and public education. No other book offers the opportunity to see the city's life in this sweeping context. As entertaining as it is informative, Detroit in Its World Setting is a fitting birthday present for the city-and its citizens.

Hubbell, a copper country village

Author: Donald Chaput

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 103

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This collection consists of a 104 page, handwritten copy of the text, which is a history of Hubbell, Mich. and its copper mining industry. The text includes the chapters: Hubbell, before the settlement; Affairs of state; Industry; Fire and police; Churches and education; Businesses; Bank; Transportation; Ethnic groups; Wartime; Sports and entertainment; Sports; Biographies; and includes a bibliography and photographs.

The Norwich Mine

An Historical Journey Across Time, Or, A Dream of Copper Riches Lost : 150 Years, West of the Ontonagon, 1841-1991 : a Timeless History of One Copper Mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Author: Joseph R. Papineau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Copper mines and mining

Page: 80

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Tracy W. McGregor

Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader

Author: Philip P. Mason,Philip Parker Mason

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814333761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Biography of Detroit philanthropist Tracy McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor, that details their support of charities and social movements in the first decades of the twentieth century.