Part of the Indiana Historical Society’s commemoration of the State Bicentennial, Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State recognizes the people who made enduring contributions to the state of Indiana in its 200-year history.
Written by 136 historians, scholars, biographers and independent researchers, the biographical essays in this book will enhance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of those who made a difference in the lives of Hoosiers, the country and even the world. Subjects profiled in the book include individuals from law, politics, art, music, entertainment, literature, sports, education, business/industry, religion, science/invention/technology, as well as “the notorious.” Those among the 200 selected include such famous names as James Whitcomb Riley, Hoagy Carmichael, Madam C. J. Walker, Theodore Dreiser, Gus Grissom, Saint Theodore Guerin, Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Otis Bowen, Cole Porter, May Wright Sewall, Red Skelton, T.C. Steele, Gene Stratton-Porter, Tecumseh, Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan White, Sarah Bolton and John Wooden.
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