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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 02, Nos. 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1999 -
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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 02, Nos. 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1999

Illinois Heritage, Volume 02, Numbers 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1999



Table of Contents




  • Exploring the Midwest's French Roots by Charles J. Balesi
  • R. M., A Personal Reminiscence by Delbert E. Wylder
  • Captain Barker and the Dragoons from Chicago, The Never-before-told Story of Barker's Dragoons by William Kooser




  • Letters to the Editor
  • A Review of Gender and the Politics of Welfare Reform by Kim McQuaid
  • A Review of A History of the American People by Robert McColley
  • A Review of Richard Rowett: Thoroughbreds, Beagles, and the Civil War by Susan Jones
  • The Early Days of the Ladies' Education Society of Jacksonville, Illinois by Helen Hinde
  • Illinois History Primer: A Note on the Boundaries of Illinois



Cover: A French colonial home in Kaskaskia, Illinois. Photo by Charles Balesi.



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