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  • Growing Up in a Land Called Egyptby Cleo Caraway

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    In Growing Up in a Land Called Egypt: A Southern Illinois Family Biography ,author Cleo Caraway fondly recalls how she and her siblings came of age on the family farm in the 1930s and 1940s. Like many others, the Caraways were affected by the economic hardships of the Great Depression, but Cleo?s parents strived to shelter her and her six siblings... more...

  • It Happened in Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this collection of articles describing the people, places, and folkways of southern Illinois, John W. Allen provides entertaining and informative glimpses into the region?s past. Included here are sketches of the early pioneering days when wolves were literally chased from the door, stories about the many Indian artifacts discovered among the... more...

  • Land of Big Riversby M. J. Morgan

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 26.50

    Drawing on research from a variety of academic fields, such as archaeology, history, botany, ecology, and physical science, M. J. Morgan explores the intersection of people and the environment in early eighteenth-century Illinois Country?a stretch of fecund, alluvial river plain along the Mississippi river. Arguing against the traditional narrative... more...

  • Legends and Lore of Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the 1950s and ?60s, John W. Allen told the people of southern Illinois about themselves?about their region, its history, and its folkways?in his series of newspaper articles, ?It Happened in Southern Illinois.? Each installment of the series depicted a single item of interest?a town, a building, an enterprise, a person, an event, a custom. ... 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, and even notorious... more...

  • The State of Southern Illinoisby Herbert K. Russell

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History , Herbert K. Russell offers fresh interpretations of a number of important aspects of Southern Illinois history. Focusing on the area known as ?Egypt,? the region  south of U.S. Route 50 from Salem south to Cairo, he begins his book with the earliest geologic formations and  follows... more...

  • Ohioby Kevin F. Kern; Gregory S. Wilson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95

    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...

  • 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 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, offers... more...

  • Indiana Out Loudby Dan Carpenter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    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...