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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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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 2017

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 2017

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 2017

Volume 110, Number 1

Volume 110, No. 1 of the Journal opens with three studies of post–World War II Illinois history. In “‘Names and Appearances are often Indeterminate:’ Quandaries over Identifying Jews in Chicago, 1953–1961,” Kelly King-O’Brien examines the conversations between Chicago-based Jewish agencies, President Eisenhower’s Committee on Government Contracts (PCGC), and private employers accused of discriminatory practices. 

Ann Durkin Keating treats another facet of civic life that shaped the postwar liberal order in “‘Behind the Suburban Curtain:’ The Campaign for Open Occupancy in Naperville.” In the late 1960s the Civil Rights Movement, having secured historic victories over de jure segregation in the South, set its sights on the much harder problem of de facto segregation in the North’s metropolitan areas.

In our final article, “‘The Dwindling Legacy that is Food for Mice and Flames:’ Discovery and Preservation of Illinois Historic Newspapers through the Illinois Digital Newspaper Project, 2009–2015,” Marek Sroka and Tracy Nectoux trace the history of newspaper preservation in Illinois up through our current digital age.

Articles

“Names and Appearances are often Indeterminate:” Quandaries over Identifying Jews in Chicago, 1953–1961
Kelly King-O’brien

“Behind the Suburban Curtain:” The Campaign for Open Occupancy in Naperville
Ann Durkin Keating 

“The Dwindling Legacy that Is Food for Mice and Flames:” Discovery and Preservation of Illinois Historic Newspapers through the Illinois Digital Newspaper Project, 2009–2015
Marek Sroka and Tracy Nectoux 

Book Reviews

Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country. By Robert Michael Morrissey.
Reviewed by Michael C. Beatniks

Prairie Justice: A History of Illinois Courts under French, English, and American Law. By Roger L. Severns. Edited by John A. Lupton.
Reviewed by Jerome B. Meites 

The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire. By Todd Nathan Thompson.
Reviewed by William Furry

Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: “A Trial of Principle and Faith.” By Robert M. Marovich.
Reviewed by William R. White

Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War—for Better or Worse. By Candice Shy Hooper.
Reviewed by Patricia Ann Owens

For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War. By Patrick A. Lewis.
Reviewed by Wesley Moody

Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago. By Heath W. Carter.
Reviewed by T.R. Noddings

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

Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago. By Catherine Fennell.
Reviewed by Micah Salkind 

Cover

The Cairo Bulletin, November 10, 1912. One of the newspapers digitized for Chronicling America by IDNP. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, Library of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93055779/1912-11-10/ed-1/seq-1/

 

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