Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois

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Index
Abbeville ( S.C.), 160, 244
Adams County, 151, 202, 205, 217-18, 220-22, 237
agriculture: and commercial growth, 130; corn-livestock farming, 98-100; livestock farming, 101; mixed-pioneer farming, 100-101; and self-sufficiency to marketplace, 98-103; wheat farming, 101
Alabamians: and destinations in eastern America, 159; and settlement patterns in Illinois, 162-63
Albion, 248-49
Allison's Prairie, 12
Alton, 236, 244, 256; commercial character of, 88-89; and commercial rivalry with St. Louis, 88-89; description of, 89; as gateway, 69; location of, 88
America letters, 245-46, 250, 253, 272
American Bottom, 57, 111, 115; and commercial agriculture growth, 132; description of, 3, 10, 110; and dispersed and clustered settlements, 111-13; and evolution of "siren" status, 53-54; locational advantages of, 117-18; and setfiement during late 1700s, 19-22; and settlement 1800-1809, 22-23; and settlement shift north, 60
Andover, 271; as colony, 177, 182; and origin of name, 182
Argyle, 256
Argyllshire ( Scotland), 256
Augustana College, 272
Baptists, 148
Beardstown, 237; character of, 71; as quintessential pork packing river town, 93-94
Beck, Lewis C., 5-6
Bellefontaine, 19-20
Belleville: accessibility of, 63-64; as German culture hearth of southwest Illinois, 236; German heritage of, 240-41; location of, 5
Berkeley County ( W. Va.), 20
Big Muddy River, 124; as attractive settlement area, 121-22; description and location of, 6
Birkbeck, Morris: as English colony promoter, 249; as image maker, 229
Birkbeck and Flower English colony, 122, 248-49
Bishop Hill colony, 272-73; as Swedish utopian experiment, 271-72 Bluegrass Region: as source of Kentuckians, 145
Boehne, Ferdinand, 236
Bourbonnais, 252-54; and "Petit Canada" 253-54
Bourbonnais François, 253
Braddock's Road, 44

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Frontier Illinois Place Images 1
  • 2 - Historical and Geographical Settlement Conditions 19
  • 3 - Evolution of Urban Road Networks 42
  • 4 - Riparian Corridors of Internal Development 80
  • 5 - Emerging Regional Settlement Patterns 104
  • 6 - Upland South Immigrant Regions 136
  • 7 - New England Immigrant Regions 169
  • 8 - Midland-Midwest Immigrant Regions 196
  • 9 - Foreign-Born Immigrant Regions 228
  • 10 - Conclusion 283
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 323
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