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COOKING UP A REVOLUTION

COOKING UP A REVOLUTION
$25.00

Support the UW Oshkosh Women's Center by purchasing Cooking Up A Revolution: A Feminist Tale of Food and Talking Back
This beautifully constructed spiral bound book contains 60 recipes and was created by Eliza Farrow and M. Geneva Murray, PhD

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9780692517154

How Welfare Worked in the Early United States

How Welfare Worked in the Early United States
$35.00
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What was American welfare like in George Washington's day? It was expensive, extensive, and run by local governments. Known as poor relief, it included what we would now call welfare and social work. Unlike other aspects of government, poor relief remained consistent in structure between the establishment of the British colonies in the 1600s and the New Deal of the 1930s. In this book, Gabriel J. Loiacono follows the lives of five people in Rhode Island between the Revolutionary War and 1850: a long-serving overseer of the poor, a Continental Army veteran who was repeatedly banished from town, a nurse who was paid by the government to care for the poor, an unwed mother who cared for the elderly, and a paralyzed young man who attempted to become a Christian missionary from inside of a poorhouse. Of Native, African, and English descent, these five Rhode Islanders utilized poor relief in various ways. Tracing their involvement with these programs, Loiacono explains the importance of welfare through the first few generations of United States history.

In Washington's day, poor relief was both generous and controlling. Two centuries ago, Americans paid for--and many relied on--an astonishing governmental system that provided food, housing, and medical care to those in need. This poor relief system also shaped American households and dictated where Americans could live and work. Recent generations have assumed that welfare is a new development in the United States. This book shows how old welfare is in the United States of America through five little-known, but compelling, life stories.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780197515433
Publication Date: 
2021-04-29

Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago

Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago
$21.99
Lake Winnebago has a rich history as a major settlement area in the Midwest, and a significant part of its times gone by involved water transportation for both commerce and passengers. Throughout its history, the 137,700-acre lake has been home to six current lighthouses, two navigation lanterns that have long disappeared from the landscape, and one that was scheduled to be built but never came to fruition. History has forgotten a few, but Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago will take you on a trip around the largest lake within Wisconsin's borders and show you the familiar, while introducing you to the forgotten.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781467124560
Publication Date: 
2017-04-03
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Lost Fox Cities

Lost Fox Cities
$21.99
The lumber kings and paper barons of the Fox River Valley transformed a wilderness of vast, rich timberlands and raging river waters into empires of pine, paper and power. In Oshkosh, lumber dynasties such as Paine and Morgan helped rebuild a nation ravaged by fire and war. Four young Neenah entrepreneurs with no experience in papermaking formed Kimberly-Clark, one of the largest paper manufacturers in the world. H.J. Rogers of Appleton watched his home light up the night after he wired it with Edison's electric lightbulbs, the first in the world to do so utilizing hydroelectricity. These men ushered in an era of opulence shining with steamboat excursions along the river, palatial mansions in plush neighborhoods and lavish hotels and movie houses. Much of this bygone age now exists only in photographs, written accounts or memories. Local photographer and historian Scott Wittman recovers this vanishing history.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781467140331
Publication Date: 
2019-04-01
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Oshkosh (Postcard History Series)

Oshkosh (Postcard History Series)
$21.99
Named after Chief Oshkosh in 1839, Oshkosh became an established city in 1853. In its early days, Oshkosh was Wisconsin's second-largest city and the lumber capital of the world. Along with familiar Main Street views, the postcard images in this book reveal Oshkosh's forgotten sites of the past such as Electric Park, Alexian Brothers Hospital, and Northern Hospital Zoo. Many of the city's iconic sites that still stand today are also featured, including the Oshkosh Public Library, the Grand Opera House, and the Oshkosh Public Museum. This postcard collection presents a unique historical record of Oshkosh.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781467105224
Publication Date: 
2020-07-13
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Wildflowers of the Midwest: Your Way to Easily Identify Wildflowers

Wildflowers of the Midwest: Your Way to Easily Identify Wildflowers
$9.95
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Your quick guide to identifying wildflowers

At the cabin, in the park, or on a hike, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Stan Tekiela's best-selling wildflower field guides and featuring 153 Midwest wildflowers of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, the booklet is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few wildflowers at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781591937036
Publication Date: 
2017-03-21
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Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History

Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History
$21.99

Winnebago County has long been a bellwether of Wisconsin beer making.


In the mid-1800s, German immigrants launched small breweries in Butte des Morts, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh and Winneconne. By the 1950s, breweries such as Walter Brot

ISBN/SKU: 
9781467140065
Publication Date: 
2019-04-01
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