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History, State & Local



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 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...

link to catalog page WONG, American Paper Son

American Paper Son

A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest

Author: Wayne Hung Wong
Pub Date: December 2006

A captivating look at a hidden chapter in Chinese American history   learn more...

link to catalog page CARRIGAN, The Making of a Lynching Culture

The Making of a Lynching Culture

Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

Author: William D. Carrigan
Pub Date: 2006

How a culture of violence legitimized lynching among ordinary people   learn more...

link to catalog page, High Mountains Rising

High Mountains Rising

Appalachia in Time and Place

Author: Edited by Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen
Pub Date: May 2004

A collection of 14 original essays covering the major issues in Appalachian history and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page TISHLER, Midwestern Landscape Architecture Author: Edited by William H. Tishler
Pub Date: 2004

Richly illustrated and readable, this is the first historical overview of landscape architecture in the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page CARROLL, Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football Author: John M. Carroll
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2004

The Galloping Ghost and the creation of the modern superstar athlete   learn more...

link to catalog page MOORE, Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power Author: Leonard N. Moore
Pub Date: August 2003

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