Celebrate May 29th! On this day in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state. Did you know that the people voted against statehood four times? And then it took a while to agree on a constitution. Read more about “The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848” (part of of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s (WHS) online “Turning points in Wisconsin history”).
If you’d like to learn more about our great state and its history, Andersen Library can help! Search Research@UWW to find books such as the classic single-volume history Wisconsin: A history (3rd-floor Main Collection, F581 .N47 1989), The Indians in Wisconsin’s history (3rd-floor Main Collection, E78 .W8 D6), Wisconsin in the Civil War: The home front and the battle front, 1861-1865 (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE Collection, E537.9 .K54 1997) or the many books on more specific topics such as specific immigrant groups in Wisconsin’s history, e.g., Germans in Wisconsin (3rd-floor Main Collection, F590.G3 Z44 2000), Norwegians in Wisconsin (3rd-floor Main Collection, F590.S2 F36 2001), and Finns in Wisconsin (3rd-floor Main Collection, F590 .F5 K5). The 2nd-floor Wisconsin Documents collection holds treasures such as the Chronicles of Wisconsin series at Wis HIS 3:C 4, which includes titles such as Wisconsin defies the fugitive slave law: The case of Sherman M. Booth, Wisconsin agriculture: The rise of the dairy cow, The British leave Wisconsin: The War of 1812, and Wisconsin grows to statehood: Immigration and internal improvements. Or, browse articles in WHS’s Wisconsin magazine of history (in print in Andersen Library’s 1st-floor Periodicals Collection, or online).
If you’d like assistance with finding additional materials, please ask a librarian.
Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!