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  • 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... 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,... 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... more...

  • Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corpsby Kay Rippelmeyer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Many recognize Giant City State Park as one of the premier recreation spots in southern Illinois, with its unspoiled forests, glorious rock formations, and famous sandstone lodge. But few know the park?s history or are aware of the remarkable men who struggled to build it. Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps: A History in... more...

  • A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbusby Bob Hunter; Lucy S. Wolfe

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Ever look at a modern skyscraper or a vacant lot and wonder what was there before? Or maybe you have passed an old house and been curious about who lived there long ago. This richly illustrated new book celebrates Columbus, Ohio?s, two-hundred-year history and supplies intriguing stories about the city?s buildings and celebrated citizens, stopping... more...

  • Polite Protestby Richard B. Pierce

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    This history of the black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on methods of political action -- protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and legal challenge -- employed to secure their civil rights. These methods of "polite protest" set Indianapolis apart from many ... more...

  • White on Arrivalby Thomas A. Guglielmo

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late nineteenth century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and an array of primary sources in English and Italian, the author focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and colour were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. more...

  • Lake Effectby Erika Alin

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 51.00

    In Lake Effect, writer Erika Alin explores both the natural and the human landscapes of Lake Superior, meditating on the rich geological, historical, and cultural events that have shaped the region. Alin?s engaging essays reveal a profound sensitivity to the natural world and a penetrating historical imagination. more...

  • Island Folkby Peter Oikarinen

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    The history of a working fishing community comes alive in this collection of stories from the people who made a life on Isle Royale. In Island Folk, candid photographs illuminate the experiences of the unique individuals who chose to live in this beautiful and isolated setting. Recalled memories tell a familiar tale of the transformation of the island... more...

  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...