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. 100, No. 1, Spring

Autobiography of Silas Thompson Trowbridge, M.D
Autobiography of Silas Thompson Trowbridge, M.D. New Introduction by John S. Hailer, Jr. and Barbara Mason (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004. Pp. 304. Paper, $30.00).Thanks to children eager to try a new toy, historians can learn...
Chicago's Little Sicily
Nostalgic descriptions of Italian-American communities have become part of the American cultural landscape. From Mulberry Street in New York to India Street in San Diego, America's" Little Italies" have become artifacts of an earlier period that celebrate...
Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America
Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America. By James Green (New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. Pp. 383. Maps, Illus., motes, index. Cloth, $26.95).The events have a contemporary feel:...
D. W. Griffith V. City Hall: Politics, Ethnicity, and Chicago Film Censorship
In 1907 the Chicago city council passed the first legislation in the United States specifically designed to regulate the content of motion pictures by means of a censor board. Initially, the city council gave the superintendent of police the power to...
From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois, 1850-1920
From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois, 1850-1 920. By Dennis Buck (Aurora, IL: River Street Press 2005. Pp. 207. Illus., maps, index. Paper, $18.95).Clear and well-written, Dennis Buck's From Slavery to Glory is an admirable...
In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860
In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the AngloAmerican Imagination, 1780-1860. By Edward Watts (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Pp. ix, 288. Index, notes, bib. Cloth, $59.95; Paper, $19.95).American attention to the...
Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher
Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher. By Robert Bray (Urbana: 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 University,...
Pre-1880 Illinois Weather Events Gleaned from Newspapers
We often hear that the more things change, the more they stay the same. A quick check on Google shows that that statement has been applied to virtually all-human endeavors at one time or another. Although day-to-day weather often seems to "average out"...
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. Illus., notes, bib., index. Paper, $25.00).The historiographical storms of the last twenty years have buffeted labor history...
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