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Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with...

Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for...

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for being undocumented.
Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial...

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at...

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at 200, opens at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

 

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Jamestown, Virginia, celebrates its 3rd century. The Tercentennial Exhibition includes the Illinois Building, which pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln and to the state's history. The exhibit closes December 1, 1907.

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Volume 108 - Number 2 - Summer 2015

  • 4 September 2015
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Volume 108 - Number 2 - Summer 2015

Articles

THE SUMMER ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OFFERS three articles that examine key aspects of the Prairie State's Political history.


In "Elijah P. Lovejoy: Anti-Catholic Abolitionist," John Duerk examines the famous abolitionist's anti-Catholicism, which constituted a vital component of Lovejoy's larger worldview.

In "A Question of Loyalty: The 1896 Election in Quincy, Illinois," John Coats analyzes the election of 1896 at the grassroots. For decades political historians have viewed the election of 1896 as a "critical" election, marking the transition from the third to the fourth party system.

Finally, Richard Allen Morton's "It Was Bryan and Sullivan Who did the Trick': How William Jennings Bryan and Illinois' Roger C. Sullivan Brought About the Nomination of Woodrow Wilson in 1912," examines the backroom negotiations and on-floor machinations that produced Woodrow Wilson's nomination at the 1912 Democratic Party convention in Baltimore.

Book Reviews:

The Black Hawk War of 1832. By Patrick Jung.
Reviewed By: Kay J. Carr

Necessary Courage: Iowa's Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery. By Lowell J. Soike.
Reviewed By: Holly M. Kent

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894. By Sam Mitrani.
Reviewed By: Andrew S. Barbero

A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West. By Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown.
Reviewed By: Patricia Ann Owens

Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy. By Ann Meis Knupfer.
Reviewed By: Eric Mogren

Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall. By St, Sukie de la Croix.
Reviewed By: Marie K Rowley

Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity. By Kwame Anthony Appaih.
Reviewed By: Patrick B. Miller

Pioneers of the Blues Rival. By Steve Cushing.
Reviewed By: Clark "Bucky" Halker

The Rural Midwest since World War II. Edited by J.L. Anderson.
Reviewed By: Jon Lauck
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