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Bibliographies from issues of The Indiana Historian:

". . . a little less flattery and a little more justice"
Married women's property rights and woman suffrage in nineteenth-century Indiana.

"a marvel of ingenuity"
The phenomenon of the bicycle when it was a short-lived "craze" in the 1890s, as well as its economic and social impact.

Archaeology in Indiana -- the Early Years
Basic definitions; activities in Indiana to 1966; Indiana law; what an archaeologist does.

Archaeology in Indiana -- the Science Today
Summarizes Indiana activity since 1966; charts Indiana cultural chronology; describes phases of archaeological research.

Archaeology: Uncovering Indiana's Past
Angel Mounds was a settlement of people in the Mississippian period. Describes life at Angel Mounds using archaeological clues.

Aviation in Indiana
The history of aviation in Indiana beginning with the balloon ascension of John Wise in 1859.

Black Settlers in Indiana
Focuses on settlements of free blacks; emphasis on the Roberts Settlement in early Hamilton County in central Indiana.

The Borden Legacy
William W. Borden, Indiana philanthropist of New Providence, whose educational goals and scientific collections have preserved his memory.

Canal Mania in Indiana
The development and impact of the Whitewater Canal on southeastern Indiana.

Canal Construction in Indiana
Construction and details about how canal building progressed and affected individuals.

Celebrate! Celebrate!
Celebrations are opportunities to collect the history of the past. Indiana did that as part of its centennial celebration. Contains a timeline of Indiana celebrations.

Collecting Your History
What can you learn about your family? What will you be able to tell your children and grandchildren?

The Conflict Continues
British interactions with Native Americans; includes timeline.

Destination. . . the Cemetery
Cemeteries can be exciting resources for the study of local and cultural history--a historical resource.

Dreams and Despair: The Early Years of the Depression in Gary, Indiana
The experiences of Gary, Indiana during the early years of the Great Depression.

". . . Every Hoosier is Justly Proud"
Indiana's rich and interesting automobile heritage.

The Fall of Fort Sackville
The story of the fall of Fort Sackville and George Rogers Clark.

Finding Our Way Home: The Great Lakes Woodland People
Stories of Woodland people based on a 2001 original play to heighten awareness about Indiana's American Indian connections -- past, present, and future.

Footprints across the Dunes
The geography, geology, and natural history of the dunes along Indiana's Lake Michigan shore; effect on state's development and public policy.

Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter was a self-trained writer, naturalist, and photographer. State Historic Sites memorialize her life and accomplishments.

The Gentle Invasion
Interaction of Native American tribes with Europeans who claimed the land that is now Indiana. Focuses on French; includes a timeline 1492 to 1763.

Gentlemen from Indiana—The Vice Presidents
Introduces Indiana's five vice presidents and describes a "swing state."

Girl Scouting in Indiana
On the eighty-fifth anniversary of the Girl Scouts; focuses on the importance of studying and documenting youth organizations.

The Heart of the Community
Public places--buildings, monuments, streets and roads, parks and open spaces--help to define a community. Shelbyville, Shelby County, is the example.

Hoosier Hogs
Origins of the hog economy in Indiana; pig history timeline.

Indiana Almanac
Events in Indiana history in almanac form.

Indiana before the Age of Dinosaurs
What was Indiana like millions of years ago? The fossils at the Falls of the Ohio are a good record.

Indiana Emigrants to Liberia
Explores black colonization and Indiana's part in the nationwide movement in the nineteenth century.

Indiana in the Spanish-American War
The history of Indiana's white and black soldiers involvement in this four-month war.

Indiana Territory
Documents the formation of Indiana from the Northwest Territory, through various stages as Indiana Territory. Includes discussions of finances and slavery. William Henry Harrison's life and career is highlighted in the timeline.

Indiana Statehood
Provides details about the process, the people, and the times that led to Indiana's acceptance as the nineteenth state on December 11, 1816.

Indiana Constitution of 1851
Describes the rewriting of the Constitution and why, the constitutional convention of 1851, its members, and the differences between the two Indiana Constitutions, women's rights, and African-American immigration.
Completes a set, with the two issues above, which provides a concise introduction to the early history and constitutional development of Indiana. Call for special set price.

Indiana's 28th Regiment: Black Soldiers for the Union
This was the only black regiment organized in Indiana. Regimental Chaplain Garland H. White's letters to the Christian Recorder provided eyewitness accounts of the service of the 28th.

Introducing Indiana - Past and Present
Indiana's physical features, people, government, emblems, Indiana's heritage, commerce and industry, and transportation - past and present.

Lewis and Clark--Indiana Connections
The state of Indiana has an important, recognized connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. That connection is being reinforced with a National Signature Event in Clarksville in October 2003.

Search for a New Capital-part 1
How Indianapolis came to be the capital on the 175th anniversary of its founding. Information on Indianapolis' past capitals and the story of the commission which decided its location.

Indianapolis the Capital-part 2
The beginnings of Indianapolis and Marion County through the arrival of state government in the fall of 1824.

Little Bottle—Big Business
Early history of the soft drink industry, the Root Glass Company, Terre Haute, and the Coca-Cola bottle it designed.

Madam C. J. Walker

Madam Walker—Entrepreneur
These two magazines describe the life and career of Madam Walker, a prominent black business woman in Indianapolis in the early 1900s.

The Man in the Middle—Chief J. B. Richardville
Principal chief of Miami tribe in mid-1800s; negotiated with U.S. at Forks of the Wabash in 1832. Contains journal of the meetings.

Marking Indiana's History
The history of Indiana's state historic markers, early accounts of travel, and a marker survey are included.

Montgomery County's Jail Machine
History of the rotary jail in Crawfordsville; timeline of jails and treatment of prisoners.

19th Century Indiana Grist Mills
Brief history of grist mills: how they work; who works them; and locations in 1860.

Past Meets Present for Native Americans
Focuses on statehood; Indian lands; Trail of Death; 1992 events and population.

Public Health in Indiana
An examination of the early years of public health science in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on Indiana, John N. Hurty, and Harvey Washington Wiley.

Researching Radio in Indiana
Radio and its impact on Indiana.

Riley on Riley
James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet and a superstar of his time!

SOS! Save Outdoor Sculpture in Indiana
The theme of 1994 National Historic Preservation Week was Save Outdoor Sculpture! Details statewide survey of outdoor sculpture.

Strike Up the Band!
Band music was everywhere in the later part of the nineteenth century; many military, town, social, ethnic, and commercial organizations formed bands.

"This large army of . . . women": Recognized at last in 1893
Women of Indiana and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. Details Indiana women's interests, organizations, and achievements.

Unlocking the Past: You Hold the Key
An introduction to research in local history with examples and checklist.

Vroom! Speedway in May
The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, including history and a 1910 map of Speedway, Indiana.

"We don't intend to fall in anymore at the end of the parade"
A history of blacks in Evansville from settlement to the 1940s.