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Author Faber, Don, 1939-
Title The Toledo War : the first Michigan-Ohio rivalry / Don Faber.
Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  F 497 .B7 F33 2008    DUE 05-06-14 BILLED
Description xii, 213 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-209) and index.
Contents The Battle of Phillips Corners -- Roots of the dispute I : the Northwest Ordinance -- Roots of the dispute II : Ohio statehood -- Prelude to war, 1815-30 -- Path to statehood -- A war of words opens the curtain -- Acts of provocation -- Events of April-June 1835 -- Bloodshed in Toledo -- The case for Ohio -- The case for Michigan -- Governor Mason is fired -- Statehood in the balance -- Bloodless victory at Toledo : Lucas trumps Mason -- War's end -- Epilogue -- Time line for the Toledo War and Michigan statehood.
Summary From the Publisher: Most are familiar with the Michigan-Ohio football rivalry, an intense but usually good-natured contest that stretches back over one hundred years. Yet far fewer may know that in the early nineteenth century Michigan and Ohio were locked in a different kind of battle-one that began before Michigan became a state. The conflict started with a long-simmering dispute over a narrow wedge of land called the Toledo Strip. Early maps were famously imprecise, adding to the uncertainty of the true boundary between the states. When Ohio claimed to the mouth of the Maumee River, land that according to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 fell in the territory of Michigan, the "Toledo War" began. Today the fight may bring a smile to Michiganians and Ohioans because both states benefited: Ohioans won the war and Michigan got the Upper Peninsula. But back then passions about rightful ownership ran high, and it would take many years-and colorful personalities all the way up to presidents-to settle the dispute. The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry gives a well-researched and fascinating account of the famous war.
Subject Toledo War, 1835.
Ohio -- Boundaries -- Michigan.
Michigan -- Boundaries -- Ohio.
Toledo (Ohio) -- History -- 19th century.
Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865.
Michigan -- History -- To 1837.
Lucas, Robert, 1781-1853.
Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1811-1843.
Ohio -- Politics and government -- 1787-1865.
Michigan -- Politics and government -- To 1837.
Related To Online version: Faber, Don, 1939- Toledo War. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008 (OCoLC)648670151
Standard No. 213448143
ISBN 9780472070541 (cloth : alk. paper)
0472070541 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472050543 (paper : alk. paper)
0472050540 (paper : alk. paper)
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