Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

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Articles from Vol. 94, No. 4, Winter

African American Life in Antebellum Chicago, 1833-1860
Several dynamic factors molded African American life in antebellum Chicago, 1833-1860, their collective influences resulting in the first phase of sustained community life. First, constant, salutary demographic changes affected African Americans, influencing...
American Voices of the Chicago Renaissance
American Voices of the Chicago Renaissance. By Lisa Woolley. (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2000. Pp. 3,178. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Cloth $38.00) Chicago has enjoyed an important role in American literary history. As writers...
Eugene Field and His Age
Eugene Field and His Age. By Lewis O. Saum (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Pp. xi, 324. Notes, Bib., index. Cloth, $50.00.) Although Eugene Field set the stage for the popular twentieth-century newspaper column, he is all but forgotten...
Lost Chicago
Lost Chicago. By David Garrard Lowe (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000. Pp. 261, Ils., Acknowledgments, Preface to the Revised Edition, Preface to the First Edition, Sources of Illustrations, Index, cloth, $29.95). Lost Chicago is a pictorial...
Mexicans and Serbs in Southeast Chicago: Racial Group Formation during the Twentieth Century
In the wake of the contentious 2000 federal census, many issues involving the question of race remain and others have arisen. As a result of an increasingly multicultural and multiracial society, Americans ponder what it means to be white and who falls...
On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History
On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History. By John Patrick Diggins. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Pp. xxi, 330. $27.95.) John Patrick Diggins is one of the most prolific scholars of United States intellectual...
Pursuing the Dream in Nineteeth-Century Gallatin Country
In the 1820s, Chicago bankers traveled downstate to Shawneetown, on the Ohio River, to ask for a loan from the First Bank of Illinois. The Shawneetown bankers turned them down, though, explaining that they believed Chicago would never amount to anything...
Religion and Transnational Migration in Chicago: The Case of the Potosinos
Practices of worship and other forms of religious observance play central roles in urban interaction, cultural maintenance, and the preservation of ancestral ties. Moreover, religion spans borders. In recent decades the identities, organizational networks,...
The Colonel, the Life and Legend of Robert R McCormick, Indomitable Editor of the Chicago Tribune
The Colonel, The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, Indomitable Editor of the Chicago Tribune. By Richard Norton Smith. (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. Pp. xxiv, 580. $55.00 cloth) In these times of Bill Gates, the billionaire...
The Editor's Page
In this issue of the Journal our articles present significant groups, acting and interacting in constructive and sometimes destructive ways. Wanda Avila's study of the biographies of successful men in southeastern Illinois is not only interesting as...
The Shawnee Indians: An Annotated Bibliography
The Shawnee Indians: An Annotated Bibliography. By Randolph Noe. Native American Bibliography Series No. 26. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2001. Pp. xxxv + 723. Cloth, $98.50. 0-8108-3894-X Noe, a Kentucky attorney and Shawnee descendant, has...
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