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. 96, No. 1, Spring

Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory
Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory. By Barry Schwartz. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 367. Ill., bib., index. Cloth, $27.50).As the title of this penetrating book suggests, it is not about Abraham Lincoln the...
A Victorian Tragedy: The Strange Deaths of Mayor Carter H. Harrison and Patrick Eugene Prendergast
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes text stops here in original.)In late 1893, at the moment of the city's and his own greatest triumph, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison was murdered in his own front hall. The event shocked the country,...
Democracy and Social Ethics / the Long Road of Woman's Memory / Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy / the Jane Addams Reader / the Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume I: Preparing to Lead, 1960-81
Democracy and Social Ethics. By Jane Addams. Introduction by Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Pp. Xxxviii, 127. Index. Cloth, $24.95, paper, $12.95); The Long Road of Woman's Memory. By Jane Addams. Introduction...
James Jones and the Handy Writer's Colony
James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony. By George Hendrick, Helen Howe, and Don Sackrider. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. Pp. x, 156. Photos., index. Cloth, $39.95,paper, $17.95).Despite a growing body of impressive research...
Major N. Clark Smith in Chicago
Uncertainty clouds many details about N. Clark Smith's early life. Collective evidence suggests the place of his birth was Leavenworth, Kansas, and the year most probably was 1866, only one year after the 13th Amendment to the Constitution ratified the...
One Glorious Season: How Baseball Helped to Integrate Decatur, Illinois
Jim Freeman never intended to become a part of history. The Decatur native only wanted a chance to play major league baseball. That was not an easy thing for an African American to accomplish in 1952. Only five other major league teams had integrated...
The Editor's Page
This issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is offered to its readers with both an exclamation and an apology. The four articles certainly inform us about Illinois people with varied experiences! The first is about the assassination...
The Race of the Century-1895 Chicago
The twenty-eighth of November 1895 was the worst possible day for an automobile race. On this Thanksgiving Day the city of Chicago had been hit with an early season blizzard and the roads were covered in snow and slush, and the "motocycle" (as the automobile...