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The Prairie State : a documentary history of Illinois

Author: Robert P Sutton
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blends interpretive essays with primary source documents (diaries, letters, travelogues, official documents and messages, newspaper reports, oral interviews) to provide a firsthand, widely varying, and distinctly human portrait of events and trends that shaped the lives of everyday Americans. Covers Father Marquette's accounts to pioneer life, to the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the "Gilded Age", the prohibition era,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prairie State.
Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, ©1976
(OCoLC)608212714
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Sutton
ISBN: 0802816517 9780802816511
OCLC Number: 2603998
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. Colonial years to 1860.--v. 2. Civil War to the present.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Sutton.

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Blends interpretive essays with primary source documents (diaries, letters, travelogues, official documents and messages, newspaper reports, oral interviews) to provide a firsthand, widely varying, and distinctly human portrait of events and trends that shaped the lives of everyday Americans. Covers Father Marquette's accounts to pioneer life, to the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the "Gilded Age", the prohibition era, the Great Depression, and the period of 1951-1976 in Chicago.

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