The History of Wisconsin, Volume VI: Continuity and Change, 1940-1965 (Hardcover)
The sixth and final volume in the History of Wisconsin series examines the period from 1940-1965, in which state and nation struggled to maintain balance and traditions. Some of the major developments analyzed in this volume include: coping with three wars, racial and societal conflict, technological innovation, population shifts to and from cities and suburbs, and accompanying stress in politics, government, and society as a whole. Using dozens of photographs to visually illustrate this period in the state's history, this volume upholds the high standards set forth in the previous volumes.
William F. Thompson is Wisconsin's state historian and has been head of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin research office since 1964. A native Californian and a graduate of Stanford University, he came to the state in 1952 as a graduate student and completed his Ph. D. degree under the legendary book The Image of War, a Civil War history and a landmark study in the use of pictorial resources for studying the past. Thompson also has served for years on Madison's parks commission, including several as its president.