Shaggy / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Categories: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Volume 108 - Number 1 - Spring 2015 Articles The present issue of the Journal takes us from the colorful din of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the bucolic downstate coal belt. In "Types and Beauties: Evaluating the Exoticizing Women on the Midway Plaissand at the 1893 Columbian Exposition," Rachel Boyle traces the intersection of racial and gendered discourses in the representations of forgeign women published in suvenior books commemorating the World' Fair. Lisa Cushing provides a fascinating article, "Hedgemony and Resistance at the World's Columbian Exposition: Simon Pokagon and The Red Man's Rebuke" situates a key moment at the Exposition - Chicago Day - in the ironic and often tragic history of ninteenth-century United State Indian policy. Which is a story of the city's birth and subsequent rise. In "Strip Coal Mining and Reclamation in Fulton County, Illinois: An Environmental History", Greg Hall shifts the study of twentieth-century Illinois coal mining into the growing field of environmental history. Pushing beyond categories employed by social, economic and labor historians, Hall uses Fulton County as a case study in what an envonmental history of Illinois coal mining might look like. Featured Review: American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century. By Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer; and Rock Island Requiem: The Collapse of a Mighty Fine Line. By Gregory L. Schneider. Reviewed By: H. Roger Grant Book Reviews Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. By Colin Edward Woodward. Reviewed By: Robert Tracey McKenzie Writing the Gettysburg Address. By Martin P. Johnson. Reviewed By: Brian Dirck We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry - A Documentary History. Ed. By Gary Phillip Zola. Reviewed By: Erika Perez Previous Article UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD WEPNER SYMPOSIUM ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY AN... Next Article May-June 2015 - Chicago neighborhoods Print 4729 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Coal Mining Chicago World's Fair 1893 Coal Please login or register to post comments.