Illinois Heritage, January–February 2021
Volume 24, No, 1
The Illinois State Historical Society has, for 121 winters, celebrated each new year with the promise of greater perspective, greater diversity, and the very best scholarship about our Prairie State’s past. We could not dream of a future without you, our members, making this journey with us. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so today. We need you.
This issue celebrates many fascinating aspects of our history, and our writers, board, and staff would love to know what you think of our efforts. Please send your email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and, with your permission, we will publish them in Illinois Heritage.
Thank you for your support, your perseverance during the late pandemic, and for your fortitude in these challenging times. Spring is coming, bringing the promise of unimaginable joy. Share your joy. Share your Heritage.
|Table of Contents|
- To our readers
- President’s message
- Commentary: Ulysses S. Grant and Stephen A. Douglas: Slavery and statues (Sample Article)
- The honor roll
News and Features
- Meet the History Collaborative
- The Lincoln Collector #5: Oh, the drama! (Sample Article)
- Forgotten voice from Illinois history: Civil Rights crusader C. T. Vivian, an activist and a voice
- Illinois Women Artist Series, #41: Eda Sterchi—Nomadic spirit
- Historic headlines: Coal mine disasters in Illinois
- Adams County historians trace Quincy connections to American beginnings
- “‘The Story of Man Begins’: Lincoln’s New Salem in Hollywood’s Golden-Age of Film”
- John McClarey’s maquette “The Conversation”
- The Loop: The “L” Tracks that Shaped and Save Chicago
On the cover:
Anna Hyatt Huntington’s bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln on horseback greets visitors to Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site on Route 97 near Petersburg. Photo by William Furry.