Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois

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Illustrations
FIGURES
1.1 Illinois Fever Place Images4
2.1 Counties in Illinois, 185021
2.2 Federal Land Districts in Illinois25
2.3 Total Acres Sold from Federal Land Districts in Illinois: 1820s28
2.4 Federal Land District Sales in Illinois: 1820s29
2.5 Total Acres Sold from Federal Land Districts in Illinois: 1830s33
2.6 Federal Land District Sales in Illinois: 1830s34
3.1 Commercial Gateway Corridors46
3.2 Urban Hierarchy in Illinois, 185047
3.3 Road Networks in Illinois, 182254
3.4 Road Networks in Illinois, 182862
3.5 Road Networks in Illinois, 183968
3.6 Road Networks in Illinois, 184472
3.7 Road Networks in Illinois, 185075
3.8 Diffusion of Migration Flows to Illinois by 185078
4.1 Waterway Channels of Illinois82
4.2 Frontier Agriculture in Illinois, 184999
5.1 Sequential Rural Settlement Processes in Illinois107
5.2 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1800112
5.3 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1810114
5.4 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1820118
5.5 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1830119
5.6 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1840126
5.7 Settlement Patterns in Illinois, 1850131
6.1 Kentucky Immigrants in Illinois, 1850143
6.2 Tennessee Immigrants in Illinois, 1850147

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Frontier Illinois Place Images 1
  • 2 - Historical and Geographical Settlement Conditions 19
  • 3 - Evolution of Urban Road Networks 42
  • 4 - Riparian Corridors of Internal Development 80
  • 5 - Emerging Regional Settlement Patterns 104
  • 6 - Upland South Immigrant Regions 136
  • 7 - New England Immigrant Regions 169
  • 8 - Midland-Midwest Immigrant Regions 196
  • 9 - Foreign-Born Immigrant Regions 228
  • 10 - Conclusion 283
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 323
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