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Author Reg Ankrom discusses his new book, "Stephen A. Douglas, Western Man: The Early Years in Congress, 1844-1850"

Event date: 9/16/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Author Reg Ankrom discusses his new book, "Stephen A. Douglas, Western Man: The Early Years in Congress, 1844-1850"

Herrin City Library

Author Reg Ankrom will discuss his new book, Stephen A. Douglas, Western Man: The Early Years in Congress, 1844-1850 on Friday, September 16, at the Herrin City Library. The book, which the Illinois State Historical Society recognized earlier this year as “Best in Illinois History,” is the second of a three-volume biography Ankrom is writing about Illinois’ 19th century U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The first in the series, Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843, was published in 2015.

A contributor of more than 100 historical columns, articles, and essays to newspapers and historical journals, Ankrom also contributed to an anthology about the refuge 1,500 Quincy residents provided to more than 5,000 Latter Day Saints who in 1838 had been ordered to leave Missouri or be killed. Ankrom is a frequent lecturer on pre-Civil War and Illinois history. He has been invited to speak at the annual Abraham Lincoln Forum at Gettysburg in November.

The event is free and open to the public.

Location:
Herrin City Library
120 N. 13th Street
Herrin, IL 62948 (Map)

 

 

 

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