Volume 108 - Number 2 - Summer 2015
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.
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