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. 106, No. 2, Summer

A Bibliography of Dissertations Related to Illinois History, 1996-2011
This Part Three dissertation bibliography was compiled primarily by searching Dissertation Abstracts Online and WorldCat.org, and to a lesser extent by reading history department newsletters. Whenever possible the bibliography attempts to maintain the...
A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods
A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods. By Merida M. Rúa. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 234, essay on sources, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $49.95.)Rúa's beautifully crafted...
American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute
American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute. By Jeffrey Abt. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 510, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $45.00.)Jeffrey Abt's book...
A Priest on the Front Lines: Father Martin B. Mangan in the Decatur "War Zone," 1991-1998
"The freest person in the world is a Catholic priest who doesn't want to be bishop."1Seated in the living room of his second floor quarters in Decatur's St. James's Church rectory, Father Martin B. Mangan began on April 30, 1995, to put his internal...
Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous & Atlantic Slaveries in New France
Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous & Atlantic Slaveries in New France. By Brett Rushforth. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. xv, 406, appendices, index. Cloth, $39.95.)At the beginning of Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth introduces...
Buying America from the Indians: Johnson V. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights
Buying America From the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights. By Blake A. Watson. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 494, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $39.95).The case of Johnson v. McIntosh, decided...
Chicago Makes Modern: How Creative Minds Changed Society
Chicago Makes Modem: How Creative Minds Changed Society. Edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Jacquelynn Baas. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xxi, 305, illustrations, index. Paper, $35.00.)Almost twenty years ago, I wrote an essay for...
Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present
Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present. By Mark Pittenger. (New York: New York University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 277, notes, index. Paper, $25.00.)Mark Pittenger has written a fascinating...
Crossing Borders: Migration and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century United States
Crossing Borders: Migration and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century United States. By Dorothee Schneider. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 316, appendices, notes, index. Cloth, $45.00).Dorothee Schneider's Crossing Borders: Migration...
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In The Saloon on the Prairie: The Family and the Saloon in Braidwood, Illinois, 1865-1883 Steven Barleen challenges the common historical interpretation that working class saloon culture was primarily a place for single men, who worked in hard, industrial...
George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War"
George Rogers Clark: "I Glory In War." By William R. Nester. (Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Pp. x, 386, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $39.95.)At the entry to the offices of the Illinois State Historical Society...
Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago
Rising Up Front Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago. By Ann Durkin Keating. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xxiv, 294, notes, index. Cloth, $30.00.)Modem cities such as Chicago can sometimes provoke a...
The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando De Soto to Hurricane Katrina
The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina. By Christopher Morris. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 300, illustrations, notes, index. Cloth, $35.00.)Following...
The Discriminating Priority of Integration: Open Housing Activism in St. Louis County, 1968-1977
The open housing movement of the mid-twentieth century paradoxically combated and contributed to racial discrimination in the housing market. This paradox was most prevalent in the suburbs bordering American cities where the "shifting racial borderlands,"...
The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks
The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks. By Timothy Messer-Kruse. (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 244, notes, index. Paper, $30.00.)In The Haymarket Conspiracy, Timothy Messer-Kruse boldly revisits the case...
The Saloon on the Prairie: The Family and the Saloon in Braidwood, Illinois, 1865-1883
In 1877 on a cold February night on the unforgiving Illinois prairie, a group of miners entered a Braidwood saloon to socialize and drink. Two members of the group, David Wilson and William Cooney, possibly friends upon entering the saloon, would not...
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