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History, State & Local



link to catalog page, Cemeteries of Illinois

Cemeteries of Illinois

A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs

Author: Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb
Pub Date: June 2017

A first-of-its-kind illustrated guide   learn more...

link to catalog page, An Illini Place

An Illini Place

Building the University of Illinois Campus

Author: Lex Tate and John Franch
Pub Date: May 2017

The grand plans and intimate stories behind the creation of a classic American campus   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Loyal West

The Loyal West

Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Author: Matthew E. Stanley
Pub Date: February 2017

How an American borderland broke apart and pulled back together   learn more...

link to catalog page, Corrupt Illinois

Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Author: Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Pub Date: February 2015

Kindling a fire to clear the tangled undergrowth of Illinois politics   learn more...

link to catalog page CUTLER, The Jews of Chicago

The Jews of Chicago

From Shtetl to Suburb

Author: Irving Cutler
Pub Date: Cloth: 1996; Paper: 2009

The fascinating, fully illustrated story of Chicago's vibrant Jewish community   learn more...

link to catalog page WALSH, The Shadows Rise

The Shadows Rise

Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend

Author: John Evangelist Walsh
Pub Date: January 2009

Unraveling the fabled romance between Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge   learn more...

link to catalog page SUMMERHILL, Harvest of Dissent

Harvest of Dissent

Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

Author: Thomas Summerhill
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

A deep account of the long transition towards capitalism and modernity in the rural United States   learn more...

link to catalog page BEIER, Health Culture in the Heartland, 1880-1980 Author: Lucinda McCray Beier
Pub Date: October 2008

A century of developing health culture in McLean County, Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page TROTTER, Black Milwaukee

Black Milwaukee

The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45

Author: Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Pub Date: November 2007

An updated version of a fiery classic   learn more...

link to catalog page DUIS, Challenging Chicago

Challenging Chicago

Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920

Author: Perry R. Duis
Pub Date: 2007

Hard lives and how they were lived in old Chicago   learn more...

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