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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, established in 1908, is the scholarly publication of the Illinois State Historical Society. The peer-reviewed Journal welcomes articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest. Submission guidelines can be found here.

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Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016


“How Newness Enters the World”: Cultural Creolization in Swedish-American Hymnals Published at Augustana College, 1901-1925
 - By Peter Ellertsen

Sacrificing for a “Just Cause”:
The World War I Memoir of Edward F. Paule, U.S. Engineers
 - By
Jeffrey L. Patrick

Moral Imperatives and Political Realities:
Edward Marciniak and the Fight to End Chicago’s Dual Housing Market
By Charles Shanabruch

Book Reviews

St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive. By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person.

Reviewed by: Michael C. Batinski


American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. By Alex Beam.

Reviewed by: Danny Aaron Russell


Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois: A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources. By Kip Sperry.

Reviewed by: Brady G. Winslow


American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad.<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> By Roy Morris, Jr.

Reviewed by: Joy Schulz


Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland. By Cynthia Clampitt.

Reviewed by: Wayne Ratzlaff


Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio. By James R. Walker.

Reviewed by: John E. Miller


Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America. By Jennifer Guiliano.

Reviewed by: Kelli Y. Nakamura


“Dear Mrs. Griggs”: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland. By Genevieve McBride and Stephen Byers.

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Green


Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality. By Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson.

Reviewed by: Judy Stafstrom


Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. By Chuck Haddix.

Reviewed by: Steve Shanley

Previous Issue Volume 108 - Number 3-4 - Fall/Winter 2015
Next Issue Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016
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