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Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Studying past lives in Grayslake...

Raquel Harris's 5th graders used information from headstones to delve...

Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Raquel Harris's 5th graders used information from headstones to delve into the history of their community.
From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

From origins in a small Robinson...

Heath toffee bars satisfied WW II soldiers in the field and are still...

From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

Heath toffee bars satisfied WW II soldiers in the field and are still made today, thanks to their demand.
Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees...

October 4th found several anxious recipients of Johnny Appleseed trees...

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

October 4th found several anxious recipients of Johnny Appleseed trees waiting for the delivery to arrive some two hours behind schedule.  Patient tree patrons were rewarded!

 

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2/20/1862

William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln died in the White House, likely from contracting typhoid fever.

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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 3 – Fall 2016

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Articles

In "Illinois Germans and the Coming of the Civil War: Reshaping Ethnic Identity," Christina Bearden-White uses German-language sources to examine the complex issue of German identity in the Prairie State during the mid-nineteenth century.

Ian Rocksborough-Smith's article, "'I had gone in there thinking I was going to be a cultural worker': Richard Durham, Oscar Brown, Jr. and the United Packinghouse Workers Association in Chicago," presents a fascinating analysis of the Cold War-era careers of Oscar Brown, Jr. and Richard Durham, two prominent Chicago-based African American political activists.

Michael Sublett's "Downstate: Illinois' Peripheral Other," presents the etymology of that well-known Prairie State term. Employing the categories of core and periphery, which rose to prominence in social science and historical writing during the 1970s, Sublett traces the evolution and application of the downstate moniker.

Book Reviews

Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism. By Peter Adams.
Reviewed By: Allan Amanik

Herndon on Lincoln: Letters
. By William H. Herndon, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis.
Reviewed By: Robert McColley

Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South. By Brian Craig Miller.
Reviewed By: Daniel William Farrell

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago. By Laurent Pernot.
Reviewed By: Richard Kiefer

Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso
. By Beth Abelson Macleod.
Reviewed By: Amy Helene Forss

Coming of Age in Chice 1893 World's Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology. Edited by Curtis M. Hinsley and David. R. Wilcox.
Reviewed By: Roger Biles

The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967. By Amy Absher.
Reviewed By: Perry Duis
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