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A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean...

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History...

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History plant their apple tree in Bloomington.
Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the...

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the...

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the middle of a busy work day.
Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer...

Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer Madison County families and were married there in 1838.  Their home was featured in a lithograph in the 1873 Madison County Atlas and is...

 

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1/18/1819

Second session of the First General Assembly convenes at Kaskaskia. It would adjourn on March 31st.

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Volume 110 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

  • 18 September 2017
  • Author: Mark Hubbard
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Volume 110 - Number 2 - Summer 2017
VOLUME 110 NO. 2 OF THE JOURNAL opens with three studies that about events that dramatically shaped the state’s nearly two hundred year history. In Pocahontas, Uleleh, and Hononegah: The Archetype of the American Indian Princess, Dan Blumlo explores the trope of the Indian Princess– who intervenes at a crucial moment to save a white man from certain death at the hands of savage Indians– evolved and became central to nineteenth and twentieth century conceptions of American nationalism. In Jim Crow Comes to Central Illinois: Racial Segregation in the twentieth Century Bloomington-Normal, Mark Wyman and John W. Muirhead review the persistence of racial segregation in Illinois and the struggles of blacks and sympathetic whites to combat it. In our final article, The Decline of Decatur, longtime Illinois historian Roger Biles presents a timely account of what we today call globalization, and why its history matters so much to residents of countless Rustbelt cities like Decatur.

Articles 

"Pocahontas, Uleleh, and Hononegah: The Archetype of the American Indian Princess"
Dan Blumlo

"Jim Crow Comes to Central Illinois: Racial Segregation in the twentieth Century Bloomington-Normal"
Mark Wyman and John W. Muirhead

"The Decline of Decatur"
Roger Biles

Review Essay

"Illinois Railroads"
H. Roger Grant

Book Reviews

Fostering on the Farm:  Child Placement in the Rural Midwest. by Megan Birk
Reviewed by Wayne Ratzlaff

Uncle Sam's Policemen:  The Pursuit of Fugitives Across Borders. by Katherine Unterman
Reviewed by Joy Schultz

Farmers Helping Farmers:  The Risee of the Farm and Home Bureau, 1914 - 1935. By Nancy K. Berlage
Reviewed by Cate Liabraaten 

The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey:  Memories from the Farm of My Youth. By Alan Guebert with Mary Grace Foxwell
Reviewed by Greg Hall

Torn in Two:  The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea.  By Michael Schumacher
Reviewed by Tiffany C. Smythe

Manhood on the Line:  Working Class Masculinities in the American Heartland.  By Stephen Meyer
Reviewed by Bucky Halker

Friends Disappear:  The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston.  By Mary Barr
Reviewed by Thomas Gubbels

The Last Project Standing:  Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago.
By Catherine Fennell
Reviewed by Micah Salkind

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