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  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Bryon C. Andreasen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. He previously was a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, near Salt Lake City. more...

  • New Harmony, Indianaby Jane Blaffer Owen; Nancy Mangum McCaslin; John Philip Newell; J. Pittman McGehee; Jane Dale Owen; Anne Dale Owen

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    For nearly seven decades, Jane Blaffer Owen was the driving force behind the restoration and revitalization of the town of New Harmony, Indiana. In this delightful memoir, Blaffer Owen describes the transformational effect the town had on her life. An oil heiress from Houston, she met and married Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great-grandson of Robert Owen,... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou:  Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story, the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations.  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated... more...

  • Great Lakes Suiteby David W. McFadden

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 19.95

    Specially revised and available in one complete volume, Great Lakes Suite records three trips around Lakes Erie, Huron, and Ontario. more...

  • Life on the Ohioby James Coomer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness... more...

  • Land Feverby James M. Marshall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    James Marshall's illuminating study of dispossession on the frontier begins with the autobiography of a pioneer who met repeated failure. Writing in his old age, Omar Morse (1824-1901) loked back on the successive loss of three homesteads in mid-nineteenth century Wisconsin and Minnesota. The frontier as Morse encountered it was a place of runaway... more...

  • Lion of the Forestby Jr. Charles C. Cole

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    James B. Finley -- circuit rider, missionary, prison reformer, church official -- transformed the Ohio River Valley in the nineteenth century. As a boy he witnessed frontier raids, and as a youth he was known as the "New Market Devil" In adulthood, he traveled the Ohio forests, converting thousands through his thunderous preaching-and he was not abovebringing... more...

  • On Jordan's Banksby Darrel E. Bigham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    This comprehensive history examines communities on the northern and southern shores of the Ohio River that developed as a consequence of the Civil War. Darrel E. Bigham describes how these communities were shaped by the presence or absence of slavery and how the abolition of slavery and the rise of free labor became the rule of law on both banks.... more...

  • Holy Toledoby Marnie Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    "Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you" are the words upon which Samuel M. Jones, self-made millionaire and mayor of Toledo, Ohio (1897-1904) organized his life, business, and political career. Unlike most progressive reformers, Jones was in a position to initiate real change. His factory workers shared in the profits and took advantage... more...

  • The Ohio Frontierby Emily Foster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Few mementoes remain of what Ohio was like before white people transformed it. The readings in this anthology -- the diaries of a trader and a missionary, the letter of a frontier housewife, the travel account of a wide-eyed young English tourist, the memoir of an escaped slave, and many others -- are eyewitness accounts of the Ohio frontier. They... more...