Fascinating and foundational topics in state history
A renaissance in Illinois history scholarship has sparked renewed interest in the Prairie State's storied past. Students, meanwhile, continue to pursue coursework in Illinois history to fulfill degree requirements and for their own edification.
This Common Threads collection offers important articles from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Organized as an approachable survey of state history, the book offers chapters that cover the colonial era, early statehood, the Civil War years, the Gilded Age and Progressive eras, World War II, and postwar Illinois. The essays reflect the wide range of experiences lived by Illinoisans engaging in causes like temperance and women's struggle for a shorter workday; facing challenges that range from the rise of street gangs to Decatur's urban decline; and navigating historic issues like the 1822-24 constitutional crisis and the Alton School Case.
Contributors: Roger Biles, Lilia Fernandez, Paul Finkelman, Raymond E. Hauser, Reginald Horsman, Suellen Hoy, Judson Jeffries, Lionel Kimble Jr., Thomas E. Pegram, Shirley Portwood, Robert D. Sampson, Ronald E. Shaw, and Robert M. Sutton.
"Mark Hubbard has succeeded in organizing a collection that is thematically coherent, informative, and interesting. Any scholar of Illinois history would profit from reading this fine work." --The Annals of Iowa
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Richard J. Jensen
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality
Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Edited by William H. Tishler
An Oral History
Lucinda McCray Beier
A University of Illinois Coloring Book
University of Illinois Press
Engine of Innovation
Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie
A Walk around the World at the Columbian Exposition
Norman Bolotin with Christine Laing
A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb
A History in Pictures
Gerald A. Danzer
The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870
Frank Cicero Jr.
Milo Milton Quaife
Edited by Mark Hubbard
Building the University of Illinois Campus
Lex Tate and John Franch
Photographs by Larry Kanfer