A Short History of Wisconsin
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About the Author
2011 Winner of the Book Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Historical Society
"Erika Janik has produced a wonderful portrait of the Badger state. With its engaging style, her short history of Wisconsin including its national achievements in areas like the environment, education, labor and politics provides a remarkable insight into what makes the state great. You'll be surprised at the treasures she's unearthed!" (Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio)
""A Short History of Wisconsin" is a compelling look into the state's past. This exemplary book would make any Wisconsinite proud, and enlighten others as to why our state is a unique and welcoming place to live and experience." (Former First Lady of Wisconsin, Jessica Doyle)
""A Short History of Wisconsin" is thorough and completely self-contained. It tells its story from beginning to end in a comprehensive yet breezy manner. Equally important, however, the book is an invitation to the reader to delve deeper into Wisconsin history." ("ForeWord Reviews")
"Janik is obviously a storyteller, and this is what makes her book easy to read and understand. If you are looking for a book that puts historical facts into a list, this is not it. Janik organizes the facts so they tell a story by which readers are moved. Readers feel the frustration as disagreements about the Wisconsin constitution prevent it from becoming a state, pride as Wisconsin abolitionists break a runaway slave out of jail, and enthusiasm as the Packers are formed." (Mary Parsons, "Wisconsin People & Ideas")"
2010 Finalist in the Regional Category from "ForeWord" Magazine s Book of the YearAwards
2011 Finalist in the Regional Nonficion Category from National Indie Excellence Awards
2011 Finalist in the History: United States Category from USA National Best Book Awards
2011 Winner of the Book Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Historical Society"