Shaggy / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Categories: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 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 Previous Article July-August 2015 Next Article Annual Funding Appeal Print 3571 Rate this article: No rating Tags: 1896 Woodrow Wilson Quincy Protestant reform Please login or register to post comments.