Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

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Articles from Vol. 102, No. 2, Summer

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, bibliography. Cloth $59.95; Paper $19.95).American attention...
Latinos and the New Immigrant Church
Latinos and the New Immigrant Church. By David A. Badillo. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Pp. xxiii, 275. Notes, index. Cloth, $60.00; Paper, $22.95).Recognizing that the religious dimension of Latino immigration has been grievously...
"Leaving No 'Unbridged Chasm'": The Office of the High School Visitor at the University of Illinois, 1896-1948
The University of Illinois, through its Office of the High School Visitor, played an integral role during the first half of the twentieth century in promoting school accreditation and curriculum standards as a way to distinguish the goals and purposes...
Let Something Good Be Said: Speeches and Writings of Frances E. Williard
Let Something Good Be Said: Speeches and Writings of Frances E. Willard. Edited by Carolyn De Swarte Gifford and Amy R. Slagell (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007)Frances Willard saw raw poverty in downtown Chicago in the 1870s. She never forgot...
The 1947 Centralia Mine Disaster Anthony Fleege
The Centralia #5 Mine disaster of 1947 was the mine explosion that should have never happened. Not months, but years before the explosion both state and federal mine inspectors were writing negative reports about the mine. Both inspectors were submitting...
The Cairo Project: A Report by the Students of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The Cairo Project: A Report by the Students of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. Illus. Pp. 76) Blue Front. Martha Collins. (Graywolf Press, 2006. Pp 84).What distinguishes...
The Historic Chicago Greystone: A User's Guide for Renovating and Maintaining Your Home
The Historic Chicago Greystone: A User's Guide for Renovating and Maintaining your Home. Eds. Dan Wheeler, James Wheaton, Tasneem A. Chowdhury. (Chicago: UIC City Design Center, 2008. Pp. 108. Illus. glossary. Paper $21.95.)The Historic Chicago Greystone...
The Illinois Place Name "Pimitéoui"
Throughout the French era Lake Peoria was known by a Native American name written in the form Pimitéoui. This place name was first noted in the historical record percolating out of the initial visit to the Illinois Country in the winter of 1679-80 by...
The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley
The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley. Edited by James R. Dabbert. (Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Pp. Xiii, 240. Illustrations. Cloth, $60.00; Paper, $29.95).This richly illustrated book is the catalog of the...
The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story
The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story. By Dan Walker. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007, Pp 352. Illus., index. Cloth, $29.95).When Dan Walker was defeated for re-nomination as governor by the regular Democratic...
The Mississippi River in 1953: A Photographic Journey from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico/Dreaming the Mississippi
The Mississippi River in 1953: A Photographic Journey from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. By Charles Dee Sharp (Santa Fe, New Mexico: Center for American Places, Inc., 2005; distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Pp. 222. Bibliography,...
The Search for Cantonment Wilkinsonville
The Search for Cantonment Wilkinsonville. Written and Produced by Richard Kuenneke (clickonhistory.com, 2006. DVD, 54 minutes. $24.95)The Search for Cantonment Wilkinsonville is a 54-minute DVD program that, in four segments, records archaeological efforts...
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