Cover for DOYLE: The Social Order of a Frontier Community: Jacksonville, Illinois, 1825-70

The Social Order of a Frontier Community

Jacksonville, Illinois, 1825-70

"A well-conceived and well-argued book that is essential reading for those interested in the study of community building."
-- Journal of American History

"This study is important for both frontier and urban historians. It is well written, thoroughly documented, and illustrated in an informative manner. One may hope that future studies of other nineteenth century American towns will be completed with the competence and style of this excellent volume."
-- The Old Northwest

"For one who has lived in Jacksonville as I have, reading this book stirred fond memories and answered lingering questions about this town. . . . As a capsule study of an unusual Illinois community renowned for its past, Doyle's book makes for fascinating reading."
-- Civil War History


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