IHS Member Book Club
Aug. 1, 2015
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Noon to 1 p.m.
Join us on the first Saturday of even-numbered months to discuss an Indiana-related book! We've selected books that are set in Indiana or by Indiana authors. The book club will be led by an IHS staff member and there are very limited seats available for each event.
RSVP in advance for each date separately (you don't have to attend all of the dates).
Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana by James H. Madison
Who are the people called Hoosiers? What are their stories? Two centuries ago, on the Indiana frontier, they were settlers who created a way of life they passed to later generations. They came to value individual freedom and distrusted government, even as they demanded that government remove Indians, sell them land, and bring democracy. Down to the present, Hoosiers have remained wary of government power and have taken care to guard their tax dollars and their personal independence. Yet the people of Indiana have always accommodated change, exchanging log cabins and spinning wheels for railroads, cities, and factories in the 19th century, automobiles, suburbs, and foreign investment in the 20th. The present has brought new issues and challenges, as Indiana's citizens respond to a rapidly changing world.