Cover for Reed: The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929. Click for larger imageIn addition to the award for Gillum Ferguson’s new book Illinois in the War of 1812, the Illinois State Historical Society recognized two University of Illinois Press books at the Society’s Illinois History Symposium and Awards Banquet, on April 27, 2012.

Christopher Robert Reed received a Superior Achievement Award for his book, The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1920-1929, as did Gerald A. Danzer for his book, Illinois: A History in Pictures.

Congratulations to all.

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