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Frontier Illinois : History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier - James E. Davis

Frontier Illinois

History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier

Paperback Published: 22nd August 2000
ISBN: 9780253214065
Number Of Pages: 515
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Frontier IllinoisJames E. Davis

"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 Illinois." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Davis provides an incisive portrait of prairie society.... A fresh and sophisticated survey of early Illinois." -- Choice

"O, this is a delightful country " one newly arrived settler wrote to a friend back East. Indeed, as James E. Davis shows, many newcomers found Illinois a hospitable and relatively peaceful place in which to start a new life. In this sweeping history of the making of the state, Davis tells the story of Illinois from the Ice Age to the eve of the Civil War. He describes the earliest Indiancivilizations, the coming of LaSalle and Joliet and the founding of the French colony, the brief history of British Illinois, and the complex history of subsequent settlement that brought distinct cultural traditions to Illinois.

A major theme of this book is the relative absence of violence, at least after the Blackhawk War of 1832, even over explosive issues such as slavery. Davis treats these developments in careful detail, while keeping the reader mindful of the experiences of Illinois' ordinary people.

James E. Davis is William and Charlotte Gardner Professor of History and Professor of Geography at Illinois College. He is author of Frontier America, 1800--1840: A ComparativeDemographic Analysis of the Settlement Process and Dreams to Dust.

A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier series -- Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough, general editors

Sales territory is worldwideA History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier1998; 432 pages, 13 b&w photos, 5 maps, notes, bibl., index, 6 x 9cloth 0-253-33423-3 $39.95 L / 28.50paper 0-253-21406-8 $18.95 t / 13.50

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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 Illinois."--Kirkus Reviews "Davis provides an incisive portrait of prairie society... A fresh and sophisticated survey of early Illinois."--Choice "Extensively researched, and with excellent endnotes, Frontier Illinois is an important study. A lively account of how the frontier gave shape to the later state, it questions traditional stereotypes of the West and offers a new outlook as to the real nature of the Illinois frontier." --Journal of the Early Republic

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
A Note on Quotations, Citations, and Sourcesp. xxi
Prologue: Three Observersp. 1
Vast Lands and Contending Peoples
The Shaping of Settlementp. 11
Commingling Culturesp. 24
Thes South and War for Empirep. 43
Light British Rulep. 56
An American Presence
A Tenuous Conquestp. 67
Firm Foundationsp. 90
Rumblings Across the Landp. 113
Statehood and Troubles
Shaping a Statep. 155
Migration, Trials, and Tragedyp. 178
The Formative 1830s
Excttement in the Landp. 201
Transportation, Towns, Institutionsp. 220
Social Clashes and Economic Collapsep. 246
Cooperation and Conflict
Race. Ethnicity, and Classp. 285
Conflicts and Communityp. 320
Frontier Illinois Fades
Ties That Bindp. 355
Changing Ecology, Enolving Societyp. 385
Notesp. 429
Works Citedp. 485
Indexp. 505
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ISBN: 9780253214065
ISBN-10: 0253214068
Series: History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 515
Published: 22nd August 2000
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.24  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.85

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