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Frontier Illinois

Author: James Edward Davis
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this major new history of the making of the state, Davis tells a sweeping story of Illinois, from the Ice Age to the eve of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, James Edward, 1940-
Frontier Illinois.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607019766
Online version:
Davis, James Edward, 1940-
Frontier Illinois.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)609322101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Edward Davis
ISBN: 0253334233 9780253334237 9780253214065 0253214068
OCLC Number: 39182546
Description: xx, 515 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Walter Nugent, Malcom J. Rohrbough --
Prologue: Three Observers --
Vast Lands and Contending Peoples --
The Shaping of Settlement --
Commingling Cultures --
Ties South and War for Empire --
Light British Rule --
An American Presence --
A Tenuous Conquest --
Firm Foundations --
Rumblings Across the Land --
Statehood and Troubles --
Shaping a State --
Migration, Trials, and Tragedy --
The Formative 1830s --
Excitement in the Land --
Transportation, Towns, Institutions --
Social Clashes and Economic Collapse --
Cooperation and Conflict --
Race. Ethnicity, and Class --
Conflicts and Community --
Frontier Illinois Fades --
Ties That Bind --
Changing Ecology, Evolving Society.
Series Title: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Responsibility: James E. Davis.

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Tells the story of the making of the state of Illinois from the Ice Age to the eve of the Civil War. A major theme of this book is the relative absence of violence, at least after the Black-hawk War  Read more...

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"A comprehensive, readable history of this distinctive prairie state before the Civil War...This deft synthesis of existing knowledge is likely to become the standard modern history of Read more...

 
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