Posts tagged "history"

Elephant Company

Elephant Company Book Cover

Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke is a biography of "Elephant Bill" James Howard Williams and the hundreds of elephants he worked with in Burma in the first half of the last century.

Michigan Football History

Picture of spines of books about Michigan football history in the Hatcher Graduate library.

While the start of the 2017 college football season is still a long way off, you can binge on the glorious and fascinating history of Michigan Football year round by visiting the library. The Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries have enough books about Bo Schembechler, the Big House, and our famous football rivalries to satisfy even the strongest appetite for gridiron history.

The Value of a Dollar

The Value of a Dollar cover

The Value of the Dollar is an interesting collection of historical information on topics ranging from the prices of different goods, the wages made by people in different jobs, and other measures of the value of the dollar over time.

Women in Early America

Cover Image of Women in Early America

Women in Early America (NYU, 2015), edited by Thomas Foster, is the latest in a line of scholarly histories examining the ways that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women were actually key players in the economic, cultural, and political life of the American colonies despite the many legal and societal obstacles they had to overcome due to their gender. Most chapters in this wide-ranging work, each written by an expert in the field, focus on specific regions or identities. There is a chapter...

A Little Slice of Ann Arbor History

The Michigan Theater book cover

Take a look behind the scenes at the Michigan Theater and stroll down memory lane (and way beyond for most of us) to the 1920s and the early days of this wonderful community treasure and then move up through time to the theater's current role in the Ann Arbor arts scene.

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