Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Summer 2015
Volume 108, Number 2
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.
"Elijah P. Lovejoy: Anti-Catholic Abolitionist"
"A Question of Loyalty: The 1896 Election in Quincy, Illinois"
"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,"
Richard Allen Morton
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
William Jennings Bryan in 1908. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ6-831.