Elaine Evans / Sunday, May 10, 2020 / Categories: Illinois Heritage, General News Illinois Heritage, May-June 2020 Volume 23, Number 1 This issue of Illinois Heritage looks to the history of previous pandemics and offers some thoughtful instruction on how our ancestors coped with contagion without antibiotics, the CDC, or the Internet. Thanks to Allen Croessmann and John Hallwas for their research and fascination with public health history. We also meet some very interesting individuals who added art and perspective to our vision of the Prairie State through our ongoing series “Voices from Illinois History” and “Illinois Women Artists.” Our other feature articles in the May-June issue deserve your attention too. Beth Young’s article about Civil War-era nurse Louise Maertz is a tribute to our current care providers on the frontlines of the war against COVID-19; the summaries of civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass’s lectures from his 1866 visits to Springfield are revealing of Reconstruction-era politics; and Guy Fraker’s analysis of a forgotten Lincoln legal case should illuminate lawyers and arm-chair scholars alike. Be safe, practice self-distancing, be kind to others, and share your Heritage. Previous Article Madison County Historical Society Moves Online Next Article State Archivist Jesse White and Illinois State Archives Receive $60,000 Federal Grant to Digitize Photo Collection of Illinois’ Historic African American Photographer Doc Helm Print 2648 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Women Artists Series Women Artists Illinois History Authors Abraham Lincoln Cemeteries Women Films Artists Illinois Heritage Trees Frederick Douglass Pandemics Table of ContentsDepartments To our readers President’s message ISHS News The honor roll Features The Lincoln collector “My country is the world”: its people, and the cemetery where many are buried Voices from Illinois history: Journalist Elia Peattie and The Precipice Funk vs. Rutledge: A recently discovered Lincoln case Frederick Douglass in Springfield: The greatest orator of the 19th century speaks on Lincoln and Reconstruction Cholera epidemics on the frontier (Sample article) Tales from past pandemics Coinmetromania: Practicing self-distancing and getting exercise in the local cemetery Saving trees on historic Route 97: Red haws, bur oaks, and other shady enterprises Obituary: Rand Burnette On the cover: Photograph of Frederick Douglass, taken at Bowman’s New Gallery in Ottawa, Illinois in April 1866 while Douglass was lecturing around the state.Issue Price$10.00 Please login or register to post comments.