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The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial...

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the...

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or...
Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon

Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon
Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

 

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7/17/1976

Race riots erupt in Chicago over the integration of the all-white Marquette Park, injuring 33 people.

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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

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Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016

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Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016

Articles


Extradition, the Mormons, and the Election of 1843
-By Andrew H. Hedges

"Armed men are coming from the state of Missouri": Federalism, Interstate Affairs, and Joseph Smith's Final Attempt to Secure Federal Intervention in Nauvoo.
-By Brent M. Rogers

A Copperhead in Quincy Goes to Washington: Senator William A. Richardson
-By Shawn Hale

Book Reviews

Roadside History of Illinois. By Stan Banash.
Reviewed by: John Weck

The Settlers' Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest. By Bethel Saler.
Reviewed by: Amy Godfrey Powers

Lincoln's Political Thought. By George Kateb.
Reviewed by: Brian Dirck

The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth. Edited by Joseph M. Beilein, Jr., and Matthew C. Hulbert.
Reviewed by: Robert I. Girardi

Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years. By Allen Stuart Weller.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rose Hasso

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian. By Ethelene Whitmore.
Reviewed by: Steve Rosswurm

Jane Addams in the Classroom. Edited by David Schaafsma.
Reviewed by: Louise Edwards-Simpson

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, 1933-1942. By Ray Ripplemeyer.
Reviewed by: Andrew S. Barbero

Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project. By Peter Gough.
Reviewed by: Bucky Halker

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989. By David George Surdam.
Reviewed by: Christopher W. Schmidt


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