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  • Crusade Against Slaveryby Kurt E. Leichtle; Bruce Carveth

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Edward Coles was a wealthy heir to a central Virginia plantation, an ardent emancipator, the second governor of Illinois, the loyal personal secretary to President James Madison, and a close antislavery associate of Thomas Jefferson. Yet never before has a full-length book detailed his remarkable life story and his role in the struggle to free all... more...

  • From Slave to State Legislatorby David A Joens

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    As the first African American elected to the Illinois general assembly, John W. E. Thomas was the recognized leader of the state’s African American community for nearly twenty years and laid the groundwork for the success of future black leaders in Chicago politics. Despite his key role in the passage of Illinois’ first civil rights act... more...

  • The Mayorsby Paul M. Green; Melvin G. Holli

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.50

     Originally released in 1987, The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition gathered some of the finest minds in political thought to provide shrewd analysis of Chicago’s mayors and their administrations. Twenty-five years later, this fourth edition continues to illuminate the careers of some of Chicago’s most respected, forceful,... more...

  • Ohioby Kevin F. Kern; Gregory S. Wilson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 125.95

    Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State explores the breadth of Ohio’s past, tracing the course of history from its earliest geological periods to the present day in an accessible, single-volume format. Features the most up-to-date research on Ohio, drawing on material in the disciplines of history, archaeology, and political science Includes... more...

  • The Archaeology of Carrier Millsby Richard W. Jefferies

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Archaeological sites throughout southern Illinois provide a chronicle of the varying ways people have lived in that area during the past 10,000 years. This book focuses on the results of a five-year archaeological investigation in a 143-acre area known as the Carrier Mills Archaeo­logical District. This area, rich in archaeological treasures,... more...

  • November's Furyby Michael Schumacher

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The ultimate story of man versus nature, November?s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over four days in 1913 when a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions became the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. Michael Schumacher brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Illinoisby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Indiana Out Loudby Dan Carpenter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 13.95

    Since 1976, Dan Carpenter?s writing has appeared in the pages of the Indianapolis Star as a police reporter, book critic, and renowned op-ed columnist. In writing for the state?s largest newspaper, Carpenter has covered the life and times of some notable Hoosiers, as well as serving as a voice for the disadvantaged, sometimes exasperating the Star?s... more...

  • Good Eating's Cheap Eats in Chicagoby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Good Eating's Cheap Eats in Chicago is an extensive insider's guide to the most affordable ethnic and traditional American restaurants, from burger joints and brew pubs to Asian fusion and Middle Eastern cuisine. Handpicked from across the city and its suburbs by the award-winning food writers at the Chicago Tribune. more...

  • Only In Chicagoby Natasha Korecki

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 16.00

    Only in Chicago is derived from the best of Korecki's work on the Blagojevich scandal, weaving together years of reporting as well as never-before published details into one straightforward, fast-paced narrative. more...