History, State & Local



link to catalog page, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: Cloth: June 2018; Paper: August 2020

The provocative new biography of the man who fought to transform a city   learn more...

link to catalog page, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

The Conflicted Ozarks

Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: October 2019

Slavery, civil war, and the birth of the modern Ozarks   learn more...

link to catalog page, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1 Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: Cloth: July 2018; Paper: September 2020

The Ozarks before they were the Ozarks   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illinois History Author: Edited by Mark Hubbard
Pub Date: June 2018

Fascinating and foundational topics in state history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cemeteries of Illinois

Cemeteries of Illinois

A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs

Author: Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb
Pub Date: June 2017

A first-of-its-kind illustrated guide   learn more...

link to catalog page, An Illini Place

An Illini Place

Building the University of Illinois Campus

Author: Lex Tate and John Franch
Pub Date: May 2017

The grand plans and intimate stories behind the creation of a classic American campus   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Loyal West

The Loyal West

Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Author: Matthew E. Stanley
Pub Date: February 2017

How an American borderland broke apart and pulled back together   learn more...

link to catalog page, Corrupt Illinois

Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Author: Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Pub Date: February 2015

Kindling a fire to clear the tangled undergrowth of Illinois politics   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, Becoming Citizens

Becoming Citizens

The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911

Author: Gayle Gullett
Pub Date: 2000

A women's history of progressivism and reform in the Golden State   learn more...