A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois

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1 -- Purpose and overview
1. Cairo, Illinois, 1856. ( New York: Baker and Goldwin), p. 18.
2. The specific list of the materials examined is to be found in the bibliography.
3. Floods of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Jan.-Feb. 1937, Water- Supply Department Paper 838 ( Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938). Included in this account is historic information on floods from 1780- 1937.
4. U.S., Bureau of the Census, Seventeenth Census of the U.S.: Census of Population ( 1950), Earliest Census to 1950," 1:6-42.
5. There are several interesting books which bear on the context of this chapter. See, for example: W. C. Haggstrom, "The Power of the Poor," in Mental Health of the Poor, ed. Frank Riessman et al. ( New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1964), pp. 205-22; Ray Allen Billington , The Frontier Thesis ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966); E. Digby Baltzell, ed., The Search for Community in Modern America ( New York: Harper and Row, 1968).
2--The early years
1. John M. Lansden, A History of the City of Cairo, Illinois ( Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1910).
2. Cairo City Property, The Past, Present, and Future of the City of Cairo in North America, with Reports, Estimates and Statistics ( Portland, Maine: Brown-Thurston, Sept. 29, 1858), p. 14.
3. See Laws passed by the General Assembly of Illinois Territory at their Sixth Session (Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory: Berry & Blackwell, 1818), p. 72-82. See also Francis S. Philbrick, ed., Laws of the Illinois Territory, 1809-1818, in Illinois Historical Collections ( Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1950), 25:340-48. A map, the work of Major Duncan, was lithographed in Baltimore by Cone and Freeman for John Comegys in 1818.
4. Glen C. Quiett, They Built the West: An Epic of Rails andCities

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables viii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Purpose and Overview 1
  • 2 - The Early Years 7
  • 3 - River Transshipment and Railroads 20
  • 5 - The Economy of Liquor and Vice 68
  • 6 - Political Development 88
  • 7 - Failure in Process 111
  • 8 - Flooding and Seep Water 132
  • 9 - Power, Dependency, Alienation, And Resignation 146
  • 10 - The Present and the Future 170
  • Notes 181
  • Bibliography 219
  • Index 231
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