Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

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Articles from Vol. 109, No. 3, Fall

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago
Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago. By Laurent Pernot. (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. 198, pictures, notes, bibliography, index. Paper, $16.95.)Laurent Pernot s recent book, Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden...
Coming of Age in Chicago: The 1893 World's Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology
Coming of Age in Chicago: The 1893 World's Fair and the Coalescence of American Anthropology. Ed. by Curtis M. Hinsley and David R. Wilcox. (Lincoln, NE: Bison Books, 2016. Pp. xliii, 574, index, bibliography, tables, illustrations. Cloth, $85.00.)The...
Downstate: Illinois' Peripheral Other
YOU ARE THE HEAD COACH of a high school sports team in the northeastern corner of Illinois. Like all good coaches, you set goals for the season. Posted on your locker room wall might be targets like improving on last year's won-loss record, winning a...
Editor's Page
THE FALL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OFFERS three articles covering diverse aspects of Illinois' history. In "Illinois Germans and the Coming of the Civil War: Reshaping Ethnic Identity," Christina Bearden-White uses German-language sources to examine the complex...
Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South
Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South. By Brian Craig Miller. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 257, notes, index, bibliography, illustrations, tables, appendices. Paper, $29.95.)Recently, the work of Civil War scholars...
Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso
Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso. By Beth Abelson Macleod. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 197, illustrations, notes, index. Cloth, $55.00.)In Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano...
Herndon on Lincoln: Letters
Herndon on Lincoln: Letters. By William H. Herndon and ed. by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis (Urbana: Knox College Lincoln Studies Center and University of Illinois Press, 2016. Pp. xxv, 371, index. Cloth, $35.00.)In 1998 the University of Illinois...
"I Had Gone in There Thinking I Was Going to Be a Cultural Worker": Richard Durham, Oscar Brown, Jr. and the United Packinghouse Workers Association in Chicago
JAZZ MUSICIAN, ENTERTAINER AND RADICAL POLITICAL ACTIVIST, Oscar Brown, Jr. fondly recalled his work with the United Packinghouse Workers Association (UPWA) during the 1950s. "I had been very excited about these activities," said Brown in a 1975 interview....
Illinois Germans and the Coming of the Civil War: Reshaping Ethnic Identity
"A HORRIBLE WAR HAS BROKEN OUT between North and South America," Albert Augustin wrote to his brother-in-law and siblings living in the tiny German state of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.1 Augustin had immigrated to the United States four years earlier in 1857....
Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism
Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism. By Peter Adams. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. Pp. x, 207, notes, index. Paper, $70.00.)Varying degrees of crisis and response move Peter Adams's study of American Jewish political...
The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967
The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967. By Amy Absher. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. Pp xi, 202, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $55.00.)There are many ways to divide the city into spaces. For...
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