If you want to learn about Wisconsin history, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press is your best source. The Society's strong tradition of making good history broadly accessible began in 1855, when it became the state's first book publisher with the publication of WHS's First Annual Report and Collections. Whether you're looking for an analysis of the Progressive Era, or the history of the U.S. Constitution's ratification; a survey of Wisconsin recipes and ethnic traditions, or a guide to Madeline Island and the Chequamegon region; the Society Press offers it all.
The year 2005 marks the 150th anniversary of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. With that first volume, the Press began its commitment to connecting the people of Wisconsin and the Midwest with their past while illuminating the importance of history in the present. In recent years the WHS Press has concentrated on creating books that appeal to a wider and more varied audience: lively narratives about interesting people and events; fresh and engaging explorations of well-worn topics; stories that speak to our regional community but also reach across borders to new readers.