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. 2, Summer

A Fresh Look at the Place Name Chicago
"Chicago" has long been recognized as an original American Indian designation applied within an area rich in a kind of garlic or onion. Chicago's own late Virgil J. Vogel, a historian and educator, and Chicago's own John F. Swenson, an attorney and onion...
Black Life in West Central Illinois / Western Springs, Illinois / Japanese Americans in Chicago / Palatine, Illinois / Chicago's Southeast Side Revisited
Black Life in West Central Illinois. By Felix L. Armfield (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2001. Pp. 128. Paper, $19.99).Western Springs, Illinois. By Betsey J. Green (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002. Pp. 128. Paper, $19.99).Japanese Americans in Chicago....
Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903
Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903. By Nat Brandt (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003. Pp. Xxiv, 180. Illus., notes, bib., index. Cloth, $25.00).When Oliver Wendell Holmes needed an example of the limitations imposed...
Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois. By Roger Biles (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002. Pp. 258. Notes, bibliographical essay, index. Cloth, $35.00).Paul H. Douglas, Democratic senator from Illinois from 1949 to 1967, was that...
Death on the Frontier: Mortality Patterns in Horse Prairie Cemetery Franklin County, Illinois, 1840-2002
It is hard to imagine how profoundly difficult it was to survive on the nineteenth-century Illinois frontier.1 In many cases the soil was unbroken, the swamps were not drained, diseases were rampant, and medical care was scarce or non-existent. Death...
Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930
Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930. By Patricia A. Schechter (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Pp. 386. Cloth, $55.00, paper, $19.95).In her study of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Patricia A. Schechter focuses upon the...
Lincolniana 2002-2003
As time keeps marching toward the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, scholarship about the sixteenth president continues apace. Another year of scholarship has brought even more groundbreaking works. New monographic studies by John Hoffmann...
Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal
Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal. By Daniel A. Nathan (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003. Pp. viii, 285. Cloth, $39.95).Daniel Nathan, an Assistant Professor at Skidmore College, has written an entertaining and sophisticated...
Seeing with Their Hearts: Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933
Seeing With Their Hearts: Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933. By Maureen Flanagan (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2002. Pp. xiv, 319. Illus., maps, notes, bib., index. Cloth, $35.00).In this engaging and well-researched...
The Invention of Party Politics: Federalism, Popular Sovereignty, and Constitutional Development in Jacksonian Illinois
The Invention of Party Politics: federalism, Popular Sovereignty, and Constitutional Development in Jacksonian Illinois. By Gerald Leonard (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Pp. 328. Cloth, $48.00).In the 1960s, when Arthur Schlesinger...
The Kinderhook Plates: Examining a Nineteenth-Century Hoax
In the 1830s and 1840s, frontier Illinois contained a very volatile mix of people. This new environment facilitated a leveling factor that brought people from all parts of the country and from all walks of life. These people transplanted their beliefs,...
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