History, State & Local

link to catalog page BLEVINS, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1 Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: July 2018

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

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

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

link to catalog page BILES, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: June 2018

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

link to catalog page HASSEN, 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 TATE, 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 STANLEY, 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 GRADEL, 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 STRAW, 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...