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Land of Lincoln, thy wondrous story : through the eyes of the Illinois State Society

Author: Mark Q Rhoads; Illinois State Society of Washington, DC.
Publisher: Ottawa, Illinois : Jameson Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This is a colorful history of the people involved for more than a century in the doings of the Illinois State Society in Washington, DC, as well as a detailed, narrative history of politics in Illinois and America since the society's founding in 1854.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Q Rhoads; Illinois State Society of Washington, DC.
ISBN: 9780915463954 0915463954
OCLC Number: 821067116
Description: xvi, 512 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Their mothers were for Clay-1854: the Jackson Democratic clubs --
Illinois in the Gilded Age-1867: the Illinois State Association --
Labor, law, and anarchy-1886: trouble at Haymarket Square --
The politics of The White City-June 1891: cross-party politics and Chicago's Columbian Exposition --
Illinoisans enter the American century-1900: the protective tariff and going home --
The bribe that changed the Constitution-1909 to 1915: long ballots in Springfield and the Billy Lorimer affair --
The horse who drank beer to celebrate-1917: the Illinois State Society in World War I --
"I'm glad it was me, not you" -1931 to 1932: tougher times for America --
Leaving the dance at 36 hours to midnight-1939: Illinois Day at "The World of Tomorrow" --
Illinois soldiers and sailors get in free-1942: Doolittle's Raiders strike back --
President Dewey's inauguration put on hold-1946: "it's been a long, long time" --
Dirksen, Douglas, Stratton, and Ike-1953 to 1955: the big milkshake machine --
The age of space-1961 to 1962: illinois is A-OK for Otto Kerner and JFK --
A new Illinois constitution-1967 to 1968: the Illinois sesquicentennial --
President Ford visits the 103rd county-1974: the money will go to the schools? --
Ronald Reagan of Tampico and Dixon-1981: Ron and Nancy come to town --
Fall of the Iron Curtain-1989: rocking the house for the Bush inauguration --
Guest of honor-Mayor Richard M. Daley-1996: the National Democratic Party returns to Chicago --
150 candles on the cake-2004: return to Logan Circle.
Responsibility: Mark Q. Rhoads.

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This is a colorful history of the people involved for more than a century in the doings of the Illinois State Society in Washington, DC, as well as a detailed, narrative history of politics in Illinois and America since the society's founding in 1854.

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An Entertaining and Informative Read!

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