Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is an academic journal focusing on the Illinois State Historical Society

Articles from Vol. 101, No. 1, Spring

António De Mattos and the Protestant Portuguese Community in Antebellum Illinois
António De Mattos and the Protestant Portuguese Community in Antebellum Illinois. By David J. Langum, Sr. (Jacksonville, II: Morgan County Historical Society, 2006, Pp. i-v, 141. Illus., notes, index. Cloth $30.00.)David Langum's compact study blends...
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Bishop James A. Griffin and the Coal Miners' War
In the winter of 1932-33 violence ripped across the mining towns of Illinois. Drive-by shootings, bombings of public buildings, and acts of sabotage rocked District 12 of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), an area contiguous with the state boundaries....
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Exhibit Review Chicago History Museum: "Catholic Chicago"
The "Catholic Chicago" exhibit aims to illuminate the rich and diverse history of Catholicism in Chicago over nearly two centuries. Six sections illustrating various aspects and time periods of Chicago Catholicism comprise the exhibit. The first section,...
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From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920
From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920. By Dennis Buck. (Aurora, IL: River Street Press 2005. Pp. 207. Illustrations, maps, index. Paper, $18.95)Clear and well-written, Dennis Buck's From Slavery to Glory is an admirable...
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Illinois History Resources in the Vertical File Manuscripts of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) of Morris Library, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, holds a treasure trove of primary sources and rare books of interest to researchers worldwide. The collections focus on American philosophy; American,...
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Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher
Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher. By Robert Bray. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005. Pp. x, 314, Illus., notes, index. Cloth $35.00).Robert Bray, R. Forrest Colwell Professor of American Literature at Illinois Wesleyan...
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Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950
Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950. By Rosemary Feurer. (Urbana: The University of Illinois Press, 2006, Pp. xix, 320. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index; Paper, $25.00).The historiographical storms of the last twenty years have buffeted...
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Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw
Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw. By Jon Musgrave (Marion, IL: illinoishistory.com, 2004. Pp. 512. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Paper, $19.95).Abraham Lincoln is credited with the saying: "Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it so." This...
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The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. By Mark A. Noll. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Pp. x, 199. Notes, index. Cloth, $29.95).Mark A. Noll of Wheaton College, a preeminent historian of American religion, supplies us with an...
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