Monday, September 18, 2017 / Categories: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Summer 2017 Volume 110, Number 2 Volume 110, No. 2 of the Journal opens with three studies that about events that dramatically shaped the state’s nearly two hundred year history. In "Pocahontas, Uleleh, and Hononegah: The Archetype of the American Indian Princess," Dan Blumlo explores the trope of the Indian Princess–who intervenes at a crucial moment to save a white man from certain death at the hands of savage Indians–evolved and became central to nineteenth and twentieth century conceptions of American nationalism. In "Jim Crow Comes to Central Illinois: Racial Segregation in the Twentieth Century Bloomington-Normal," Mark Wyman and John W. Muirhead review the persistence of racial segregation in Illinois and the struggles of blacks and sympathetic whites to combat it. In our final article, "The Decline of Decatur," longtime Illinois historian Roger Biles presents a timely account of what we today call globalization, and why its history matters so much to residents of countless Rustbelt cities like Decatur. Articles "Pocahontas, Uleleh, and Hononegah: The Archetype of the American Indian Princess" Dan Blumlo "Jim Crow Comes to Central Illinois: Racial Segregation in the twentieth Century Bloomington-Normal" Mark Wyman and John W. Muirhead "The Decline of Decatur" Roger Biles Review Essay "Illinois Railroads" H. Roger Grant Book Reviews Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest. by Megan Birk Reviewed by Wayne Ratzlaff Uncle Sam's Policemen: The Pursuit of Fugitives Across Borders. by Katherine Unterman Reviewed by Joy Schultz Farmers Helping Farmers: The Risee of the Farm and Home Bureau, 1914 - 1935. By Nancy K. Berlage Reviewed by Cate Liabraaten The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey: Memories from the Farm of My Youth. By Alan Guebert with Mary Grace Foxwell Reviewed by Greg Hall Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea. By Michael Schumacher Reviewed by Tiffany C. Smythe Manhood on the Line: Working Class Masculinities in the American Heartland. By Stephen Meyer Reviewed by Bucky Halker Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston. By Mary Barr Reviewed by Thomas Gubbels The Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago. By Catherine Fennell Reviewed by Micah Salkind Cover Striking workers picket Caterpillar plant in 1991. Photo courtesy of Jim West. Print Tags: Downstate Illinois Illinois History Decatur Native Americans Pocahontas Uleleh Honoegah Jim Crow Bloomington-Normal African Americans Related articles Illinois Heritage, September–October 2023 Illinois Heritage, May–June 2023 Illinois Heritage, March–April 2023 Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022 Illinois Heritage, September–October 2022 Please login or register to post comments.