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.
"Pocahontas, Uleleh, and Hononegah: The Archetype of the American Indian Princess"
"Jim Crow Comes to Central Illinois: Racial Segregation in the twentieth Century Bloomington-Normal"
Mark Wyman and John W. Muirhead
"The Decline of Decatur"
H. Roger Grant
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