For the month of June we have lowered the e-book list price of two Illinois titles to $2.99. Click direct links below to purchase from your favorite online eBook seller.
Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
In this gloriously illustrated history of the picture postcard in Illinois, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle study a rich and diverse set of images that chronicle what Illinoisans considered attractive, intriguing, and memorable. Picturing Illinois illustrates the picture postcard’s significance in American popular culture and the unique ways in which Illinoisans pictured their world. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Place Names of Illinois by Edward Callary
This comprehensive guide illuminates how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming. Organized alphabetically, the entries are concise, engaging, and full of fascinating detail revealing the rich ethnic history of the state, the impact of industrialization and the coming of the railroads, and insight into local politics and personalities. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
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