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. 99, No. 1, Spring

"Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are": The Parallel Views of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald on the Road to Equality
The story of Booker T. Washington is well known. Born near Roanoke, Virginia, in 1856 to an enslaved mother and an unidentified white man who had his way with her, Washington worked in mines and did other manual labor in his youth. Somehow, he learned...
Chicago Architecture
Chicago Architecture North Shore Chicago: Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs, 1890 - 1940. By Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin. (New York: Acanthus Press, 2004. Pp. 336, illus. Cloth, $77.00).Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury. By Neil Harris....
Chicago in the Nineteenth Century
Chicago in the Nineteenth Century From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929. By Joseph C. Bigott. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001. Pp. xvi, 261, bib., illus., index. Cloth, $45.00).Nature's...
Jane Addams: A Writer's Life
Jane Addams: A Writer's Life. By Katherine Joslin. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. Pp. x, 306. Illus., notes, bib., index. Cloth $35.00).Jane Addams crossed boundaries repeatedly. A woman of the leisure class, she chose to labor among Chicago's...
John Milton Hay's Literary Influence
America's burgeoning growth following the Civil War changed people's lives in countless ways as the nation embraced a new and promising future. Telegraphs speeded communications, railroads improved transportation across the continent, and river traffic...
Race, Class, and Chicago's Past
Race, Class, and Chicago's Past Chicago. By Jane Byrne. (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2004 reprint. Pp. 385, photos, bib., index. Paper, $19.95).Pictures of Home: A Memoir of Family and City. By Douglas Bukowski. (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004....
Springfield's Acquisition of the Illinois Seat of Government, 1833-1845
Illinois and Sangamon County histories often devote a few pages to the relocation of the Illinois state capital in the late 1830s. According to most of these sources, Abraham Lincoln and the "Long Nine," Sangamon County's delegation to the tenth General...
The Changing Face of Public History: The Chicago Historical Society and the Transformation of an American Museum
The Changing Face of Public History: The Chicago Historical Society and the Transformation of an American Museum. By Catherine M. Lewis. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. Pp. Xi, 172. Illus. Notes, bib., index. Paper, $22.00).Catherine...
The First Art Exhibition in Chicago
In the spring of 1859 the Chicago Tribune announced people had cause for "pride - in our young city" striking down the thought that Chicago was "entirely devoid of all taste and culture in art."1 In The Daily Chicago Times the stir was well summarized:Taken...
The Sinking of the Eastland: America's Forgotten Tragedy/Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster
The Sinking of the Eastland: America's Forgotten Tragedy. By Jay Bonansinga (New York: Citadel Press, 2004. Pp. viii, 280. Cloth, $21.95).Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster. By Karen Tintori (New York: Atria Books, 2002. Pp. xiv, 273. $25.00 hardback,...