stevens t. mason

History Titles Perfect for the Holiday Season

by Brianne Johnson December 12, 2012

Tired of hearing the same tales of the golden days from that one great-uncle during dinner? Intrigued by the rich history of the Mitten you call home? Have empty stockings coincidentally the perfect size for a book? Celebrate and share Michigan history this holiday season with the University of Michigan Press’s Ford Road and The Boy Governor, both 40%-off at the UMP Holiday Sale! Allow yourself to be transported to Detroit at the dawn of the automotive age and Michigan’s rural western counties after the settlement of the frontier in historian Amy Kenyon’s debut novel, Ford Road. An exploration of memory as both […]

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Jack Lessenberry discusses ‘Boy Governor’ on Michigan Radio

by Brianne Johnson October 30, 2012

In an essay delivered on Friday, October 26, Michigan Radio’s Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry discussed “a politician you may never have heard of, who nevertheless may have had a bigger influence on shaping our state than anyone….His friends called him Tom. Tom Mason.” Lessenberry was referring to Stevens T. Mason, the youngest presidential appointee in American history, and the subject of a new book that was just published by the Press, The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics. In his essay, Lessenberry states, “Those of us who grew up here learned in elementary school that Mason was the […]

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