This Day in Illinois History

Author: Jeff Ruetsche
Publisher: Clerisy Press
ISBN: 1578602432
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

This Day in Illinois History is a day-by-day survey of the people and events that shaped the state. The browsable format encourages readers to flip to any day to find fun facts and anecdotes: October 14, 1906 -- The White Sox defeated the Cubs in the sixth and deciding game of the World Series. It was the first and only all-Chicago World Series, and the Chicago White Sox shocked the baseball world, and their cross-town rivals, with a game-six upset. November 2, 1948 -- The Chicago Daily Tribune published the most famous error in newspaper headline history, "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.” Staffers were sent out early that morning to gather up the recalled edition of the newspaper, but it was too late, and the embarrassing headline became a part of Illinois history. May 17, 1673 -- Marquette and Jolliet launched the earliest recorded voyage of Europeans into Illinois. With just the right mix of sports, trivia, quirky anecdotes, and great historical events, This Day in Illinois History is a fun way to learn about this fascinating state.

A Guide to the History of Illinois

Author: John Hoffmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313241104
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: History

A guide to the literature and sources of Illinois history. It includes descriptions of both primary and secondary sources. The first part of the book consists of bibliographical essays that focus on particular periods and topics in Illinois history. The second part includes 12 reports on the principal archival and manuscript repositories for documentation in the field of Illinois history. A final chapter surveys Illinois-related collections in the Library of Congress and the National Archives. "Reference & Research Book News" John Hoffmann's volume is the first comprehensive guide to the literature and sources of Illinois history. It includes full and careful descriptions of both primary and secondary sources. The first part of the book consists of bibliographical essays that focus on particular periods and topics in Illinois history. Eight chapters are devoted to specific areas, from 1673 to the present, while six chapters are thematic in nature, covering, for instance, the religious and educational history of the state, the voluminous literature on Chicago, and the subject of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. These essays are preceded by introductory remarks on historical surveys, reference books, and periodicals in the field, studies of such topics as the medical and legal history of the state, and publications relating to maps and newspapers of Illinois. This long overdue guide will bring together the vast accumulation of primary and secondary materials that defines Illinois history. The nature and scope of this guide is unmatched by any previous work. The second part includes twelve reports on the principal archival and manuscript repositories for documentation in the field of Illinois history. This section provides detailed information on specific collections within the context of related sources on particular periods and topics. A final chapter surveys Illinois-related collections in the Library of Congress and the National Archives. As part of the series Reference Guides to State History and Research, this book provides a valuable resource for researchers, students, genealogists, and the interested public, and is an appropriate selection for reference collections in American, regional, or Illinois history.

Illinois in the War of 1812

Author: Gillum Ferguson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252094552
Release Date: 2012-01-26
Genre: History

Russell P. Strange "Book of the Year" Award from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2012. On the eve of the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory was a new land of bright promise. Split off from Indiana Territory in 1809, the new territory ran from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers north to the U.S. border with Canada, embracing the current states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and a part of Michigan. The extreme southern part of the region was rich in timber, but the dominant feature of the landscape was the vast tall grass prairie that stretched without major interruption from Lake Michigan for more than three hundred miles to the south. The territory was largely inhabited by Indians: Sauk, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, and others. By 1812, however, pioneer farmers had gathered in the wooded fringes around prime agricultural land, looking out over the prairies with longing and trepidation. Six years later, a populous Illinois was confident enough to seek and receive admission as a state in the Union. What had intervened was the War of 1812, in which white settlers faced both Indians resistant to their encroachments and British forces poised to seize control of the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes. The war ultimately broke the power and morale of the Indian tribes and deprived them of the support of their ally, Great Britain. Sometimes led by skillful tacticians, at other times by blundering looters who got lost in the tall grass, the combatants showed each other little mercy. Until and even after the war was concluded by the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, there were massacres by both sides, laying the groundwork for later betrayal of friendly and hostile tribes alike and for ultimate expulsion of the Indians from the new state of Illinois. In this engrossing new history, published upon the war's bicentennial, Gillum Ferguson underlines the crucial importance of the War of 1812 in the development of Illinois as a state. The history of Illinois in the War of 1812 has never before been told with so much attention to the personalities who fought it, the events that defined it, and its lasting consequences. Endorsed by the Illinois Society of the War of 1812 and the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

Illinois history

Author: Ellen M. Whitney
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 0313282358
Release Date: 1995-02
Genre: History

Cosponsored by the Illinois State Historical Library and the Illinois State Historical Society, this bibliography lists more than 4,600 books, articles, and manuscript sources. Drawing on the publications of the sponsoring organizations as a guide and to form the core of the volume, the editors include the major historical publications related to Illinois. Following a chronology of Illinois history, entries are organized in both chronological and topical chapters. The volume provides the only extensive bibliography on Illinois history currently available. Covering the entire span of Illinois history from prehistory to the present, the chronological section includes chapters on such major periods as the early exploration and territorial periods, the Civil War era, the 19th century, and the Depression era. Topical chapters include broad topics, such as economic history, education, environment, and native Americans. The volume also includes a section devoted to biography and one covering general and regional histories and reference sources.

Manhood Citizenship and the National Guard

Author: Eleanor L. Hannah
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814210451
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

"During the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, thousands upon thousands of American men devoted their time and money to the creation of an unsought - and in some quarters unwelcome - revived state militia. In this book, Eleanor L. Hannah studies the social history of the National Guard, focusing on issues of manhood and citizenship as they relate to the rise of the state militias." "The implications of this book are far-reaching, for it offers historians a fresh look at a long-ignored group of men and unites social and cultural history to explore changing notions of manhood and citizenship during years of frenetic change in the American landscape."--BOOK JACKET.

African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio 1915 1930

Author: William Wayne Giffin
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814210031
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Writing in true social history tradition, William W. Giffin presents a magisterial study of African Americans focusing on times that saw the culmination of trends that were fundamentally important in shaping the twentieth century. While many scholars have examined African Americans in the south and such large cities as New York and Chicago during this time, other important urban areas have been ignored. Ohio, with its large but very different urban centers-notably, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati-provides Giffin with the wealth of statistical data and qualitative material that he uses to argue that the "color line" in Ohio hardened during this time period as the Great Migration gained force. His data shows, too, that the color line varied according to urban area-it hardened progressively as one traveled South in the state. In addition, whereas previous studies have concentrated on activism at the national level through such groups as the NAACP, Giffin shows how African American men and women in Ohio constantly negotiated the color line on a local level, through both resistance and accommodation on a daily and very interpersonal level with whites, other blacks, and people of different ethnic, class, and racial backgrounds. This early grassroots resistance provided the groundwork for the Civil Rights movement that would gain momentum some twenty years later.

Forgotten Reformer

Author: Frank Morn
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761853008
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Law

This book traces criminal justice practice and reform developments in late nineteenth-century America through Robert McClaughry's career as a prison warden, a chief of police of Chicago, a reformatory superintendent, and one of the first federal prison wardens. McClaughry developed and led a reform movement that resonates today.

Doing Emotions History

Author: Susan J. Matt
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252095320
Release Date: 2013-12-30
Genre: Psychology

How do emotions change over time? When is hate honorable? What happens when "love" is translated into different languages? Such questions are now being addressed by historians who trace how emotions have been expressed and understood in different cultures throughout history. Doing Emotions History explores the history of feelings such as love, joy, grief, nostalgia as well as a wide range of others, bringing together the latest and most innovative scholarship on the history of the emotions. Spanning the globe from Asia and Europe to North America, the book provides a crucial overview of this emerging discipline. An international group of scholars reviews the field's current status and variations, addresses many of its central debates, provides models and methods, and proposes an array of possibilities for future research. Emphasizing the field's intersections with anthropology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, data-mining, and popular culture, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates the affecting potential of doing emotions history. Contributors are John Corrigan, Pam Epstein, Nicole Eustace, Norman Kutcher, Brent Malin, Susan Matt, Darrin McMahon, Peter N. Stearns, and Mark Steinberg.

Illinois s War

Author: Mark Hubbard
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780821444306
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: History

On the eve of the Civil War and after, Illinois was one of the most significant states in the Union. Its history is, in many respects, the history of the Union writ large: its political leaders figured centrally in the war’s origins, progress, and legacies; and its diverse residents made sacrifices and contributions—both on the battlefield and on the home front—that proved essential to Union victory. The documents in Illinois’s War reveal how the state and its people came to assume such a prominent role in this nation’s greatest conflict. In these crucial decades Illinois experienced its astonishing rise from rural frontier to economic and political powerhouse. But also in these years Illinois was, like the nation itself, a “house divided” over the expansion of slavery, the place of blacks in society, and the policies of the federal government both during and after the Civil War. Illinois’s War illuminates these conflicts in sharp relief, as well as the ways in which Illinoisans united in both saving the Union and transforming their state. Through the firsthand accounts of men and women who experienced these tumultuous decades, Illinois’s War presents the dramatic story of the Prairie State’s pivotal role in the sectional crisis, as well as the many ways in which the Civil War era altered the destiny of Illinois and its citizens. Illinois’s War is the first book-length history of the state during the Civil War years since Victor Hicken’s Illinois in the Civil War, first published in 1966. Mark Hubbard has compiled a rich collection of letters, editorials, speeches, organizational records, diaries, and memoirs from farmers and workers, men and women, free blacks and runaway slaves, native-born and foreign-born, common soldiers and decorated generals, state and nationally recognized political leaders. The book presents fresh details of Illinois’s history during the Civil War era, and reflects the latest interpretations and evidence on the state’s social and political development.

New Salem

Author: Joseph M. Di Cola
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439660157
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Photography

In 1829, eleven years after Illinois became the twenty-first state, New Salem was founded on a bluff above the Sangamon River. The village provided an essential sanctuary for a friendless, penniless boy named Abraham Lincoln, whose six years there shaped his education and nurtured his ambition. Eclipsed by the neighboring settlement of Petersburg, New Salem had dwindled into a ghost town by 1840. However, it reemerged in the early part of the twentieth century as one of the most successful preservation efforts in American history. Author Joseph Di Cola relates the full story of New Salem’s fascinating heritage.