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1 Asylum, Prison, and Poorhouse: The Writings and Reform Work of Dorothea Dix in Illinois

Southern Illinois Univ Press

321637 
Price: 29.50 USD

 
Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer


2 Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer

72 pages, 11 x 15 1/2, paperback, Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme
This Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index.
333214 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 

 

3 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, Illinois 1800 -1920 Map Packet

Family Roots Publishing

FRMG-IL 
Price: 5.95 USD

 

 

4 MAP: Illinois: 1880/81

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 27" paper., Reproduction map of original
This large map from our Centennial collection depicts the state in great detail, showing villages, post office towns and railroad lines. Useful while working with the 1880 census.
S32 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
 
An Index of Headstones in Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, Alabama Study Group of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society of Chicago


5 An Index of Headstones in Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
Alabama Study Group of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society of Chicago
1999, 5½x8½, paper, 577 pp, Heritage Books
The Alabama Study Group, spent three years compiling this valuable cemetery index. Lincoln Cemetery is thought to be the largest African American cemetery in the Chicago area. It was originally opened about 1911 by the Chicago Cemetery Association. This indexing project incorporates the identifying information of the grave markers only in the original section of "Historic" Lincoln Cemetery. In addition to headstone markings, Study Group members were permitted to include in the index, the locations of known ancestors whose graves are not marked by headstones. Grave markers located in the adjacent Oak Hill Cemetery were also included. Prior to the creation of Lincoln, it is in this section of Oak Hill where, prior to 1902, many blacks were buried. This alphabetical listing contains name, date of death, date of birth and cemetery section number for more than 27,000 headstones. (Two of the sections have names instead of numbers.) Once you have identified an individual, your research must then take you to the cemetery office to obtain specific grave location information. The cemetery office records may also contain names of other family members, as well as insurance and burial information.
A1375 
Price: 46.00 USD

 
They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration, Allan T. Nilson


6 They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration
Allan T. Nilson

English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories and the town where the Swedes came to work and live, in this "social experiment." The immigrants' stories are told through a collection of letters from a young man who came to Pullman in the early days and faithfully chronicled his workdays, housing, and his amazement and fascination with the big city of Chicago. Another man whose family stayed in Sweden writes a charming account of his life growing up in a tiny village-the life the emigrants left behind. George M. Pullman is portrayed as a leading industrialist and entrepreneur in the early development of American railroads, contributing many technological advances in the industry, making the rapid expansion of the railroads and the city of Chicago possible. His paternalistic attitude, typical of the time, led to the great strike of 1894 and the failure of the social experiment. The town thrives today under private ownership, protected by historical landmark status. This book contains many vintage photos and illustrations; a supplemental list of several hundred names of Emigrants from Nykyrke Parish, 1850-1910 (including dates of immigration and places of origin), and a fullname index.
J2076 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 
Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862, Allen C. Fuller


7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862
Allen C. Fuller
(1863, 1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 430 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The bulk of the book is made up of charts. The first few charts list Illinois regiments according to date and place of organization, name of commanding officer, number of men, and dates of departure for the field. The longest chart lists, by regiment and company, the name of every commissioned officer in the Illinois forces, including those who had resigned or been mustered out of service since the war began. An 1860 census of the free-white population in each county shows the number of men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five liable to military service. Another chart lists the names and salaries of officers and employees in the Adjutant General's office.
F0228 
Price: 30.00 USD

 

 

8 CD: Cahokia Records, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volume II, 1778-1790
Clarence Walworth Alvord
(1907), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 663 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
Illinois originally formed a part of the commonwealth of Virginia and the government established by Virginia exercised authority over the French villages on the banks of the Mississippi in southwestern Illinois following the occupation of Illinois by George Rogers Clark. Clark established "a court of civil judicature" at Cahokia elected by the people. "The title of the court…founded at Cahokia was the 'Court of the Committee of Cahokia'…The date of the earliest paper which has been preserved issuing from the court at Cahokia is October 29, 1778." This volume begins with an introduction detailing the history of the region, then presents the records of the Court of Cahokia in both English and French. Chapters include a Petition to Clark, Stray Leaves from the Court of the Committee of Cahokia, a Record of Court Established by George Rogers Clark, the Act of Virginia Assembly Creating County of Illinois, Transcripts from the Cahokia Record, Record of the Court of the District of Cahokia, Extract from the Registers of the Magistracy of Cahokia, Cahokia Documents-French and Cahokia Documents-English. A bibliography provides valuable resource information and a subject, place and fullname index provides easy access to information for the researcher.
CD4052 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
The Descendants Of Johan Frederick Solter of Germany, Illinois and Kansas, Dale D. Webster


9 The Descendants Of Johan Frederick Solter of Germany, Illinois and Kansas
Dale D. Webster
2003, 5½x8½, paper, index, 92 pp, Heritage Books
This book covers five generations descended from Johan Frederick Solter and two of his three wives. Johan was born in 1821 (probably in Sachsenhagen, Germany) and died in 1912 in Wichita, Kansas. This book is presented in the Modified Register System and has been compiled mostly from primary source documents. It is enhanced with interesting historical background and, when possible, short biographical sketches of some of the Solter descendants. Solter family photos and maps of relevant areas of Germany, Illinois, and Kansas enhance the text. A fullname index is provided listing women under their married names as well as their maiden names.
W2365 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois, Douglas K. Meyer.


10 Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois
Douglas K. Meyer.
384 pages, 6 x 9, 67 maps and 10 tables, paperback, Southern Illinois University Press
Douglas K. Meyer reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of discrete culture regions and regional way stations.
Meyer argues that midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test-strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded during the Great Migration. Basing his research on the 1850 United States manuscript schedules, Meyer dissects the geographical configurations of twenty-three native and ten foreign-born adult male immigrant groups who peopled Illinois. His historical geographical approach leads to the comprehension of a new and clearer map of settlement and migration history in the state.
Meyer finds that both cohesive and mixed immigrant settlements were established. Balkan-like immigrant enclaves or islands were interwoven into evolving local, regional, and national settlement networks. The midcontinental location of Illinois, its water and land linkages, and its lengthy north-south axis enhanced cultural diversity. The barrier effect of Lake Michigan contributed to the convergence and mixing of immigrants. Thus, Meyer demonstrates, Illinois epitomizes Midwestern dichotomies: northern versus southern; native-born versus foreign-born; rural versus urban; and agricultural versus manufacturing

About Author
Douglas K. Meyer is a professor of geography at Eastern Illinois University. He is the coauthor (with John A. Jakle and Robert W. Bastian) of Common Houses in America’s Small Towns: The Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley and (with Nancy Easter Shick) coauthor of a Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois.
322893 
Price: 30.96 USD

 
 
Glimpses of Glory: The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers with Regimental Roster, Drew D. Dukett


11 Glimpses of Glory: The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers with Regimental Roster
Drew D. Dukett
(2000), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 170 pp, Heritage Books
March with the 61st Illinois Volunteers through the American Civil War in the Western Theater, and you will understand the character of the men who fought to preserve the Union during our nation's greatest challenge. Drew Dukett has written a wonderful story about ordinary men and their families enmeshed in extraordinary events. Glimpses of Glory provides a moving experience of the human dimension of war."- Dr. Charles E. White, author of The Enlightened Soldier and the former Chief of Military History at the United States Army Infantry School. The author opens with a brief look at the settlement and early history of Illinois, followed by the formation and life of the regiment. Many significant figures and events are noted, including: Colonel Jacob Fry, Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, the siege of Vicksburg, the capture of Little Rock, the Battle of Overall's Creek, and much more. Battles are examined from two perspectives. General Grant's objectives for a particular theater of operations are outlined first, followed by a description of the role of the 61st in accomplishing those objectives. An official roster of the regiment, portraits and maps enhance this work.
D1405 
Price: 22.50 USD

 

 

12 Illinois' German Heritage
Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann
5.5 x 8.5; photos; illustrations; notes; sources; index, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company
This book explores the rich German heritage of Illinois from the early 19th century to the present in this first historical survey of the state's German element. Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, one of the nation's leading scholars of German-American history.
250271 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 

 

13 CD: History of the English Settlement in Edwards County, Illinois, Founded in 1817 and 1818 by Morris Birkbeck and George Flower
George Flower
(1909), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe v6, PC and Mac, 312 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
"The history of the English Settlement of Edwards County, presented in this volume, can not fail to be read with avidity by all interested in the history of Illinois. The author, George Flower, was no ordinary man. He has left the impress of his character and his services upon the State, and his name will always be honorably associated with the colony he helped to found. Very few abler men than Morris Birkbeck and George Flower have illustrated the history of our Commonwealth. Mr. Birkbeck died before his work was accomplished, but not before he had acquired a name and a fame for the great service he had rendered in saving the State of his adoption from the curse of slavery. The services of George Flower, and his father, Richard Flower, in the same connection, entitle them, as well as Mr. Birkbeck, to the lasting gratitude of the people of Illinois. The narrative of Mr. Flower is simple and unpretending in its recitals, and it bears the impress of sincerity and truth. The story of the struggles, the labors, and the sufferings of the early colonists, the picturesque descriptions of scenes and events, give to the work all the interest of a romance."
CD3772 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

14 Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 1
Helen Cox Tregillis
(1998), 2009, 8½x11, paper, index, 228 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically rich data.
T4942 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
 

 

15 Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 2
Helen Cox Tregillis
(1998), 2009, 8½x11, paper, index, 252 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically rich data.
T4943 
Price: 31.00 USD

 

 

16 Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 3
Helen Cox Tregillis
(1998), 2009, 8½x11, paper, index, 152 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically rich data.
T4944 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
 
Hard Dying Men: The Story of General W.H.L. Wallace, General T.E.G. Ransom, and Their Old Eleventh Illinois Infantry in the American Civil War (1861-1865), Jim Huffstodt


17 Hard Dying Men: The Story of General W.H.L. Wallace, General T.E.G. Ransom, and Their Old Eleventh Illinois Infantry in the American Civil War (1861-1865)
Jim Huffstodt
(1991), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 364 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Although this new work does discuss the role of the Eleventh in the various battles of the Civil War, the emphasis is on the human element of the war: how the soldiers felt, acted, and lived. The narrative allows us to follow the lives of these men, many of whom nobly leapt at the chance to defend their country, only to later learn the cost when they saw death on the battlefield for the first time. As the story of the Eleventh unfolds, we see them progress from raw recruits in their first skirmish to hardened veterans, enduring both the physical and mental hardships of battle. The soldiers themselves provide us with compelling accounts of the uncertainties of war through their correspondence. The induction of Negroes into the Union Army brought mixed feelings to the soldiers of the Eleventh, which would later turn to respect when the timely intervention of Black Union troops at Yazoo City, Mississippi, prevented the imminent surrender of the Eleventh. The evolution of several other battles in which the Eleventh Illinois Infantry participated, such as Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the siege of Mobile, are described in detail. The work also highlights the careers of two Federal officers who rose to fame in the Eleventh: Brigadier General W.H.L. Wallace and Major General T.E.G. Ransom. Extensive footnotes provide additional commentary to the narrative. Several photographs and illustrations are published for the first time in this book.
H0510 
Price: 32.00 USD

 
We Enlisted As Patriots: The Civil War Records of Battery G, Second Illinois Light Artillery, Linda Barnickel


18 We Enlisted As Patriots: The Civil War Records of Battery G, Second Illinois Light Artillery
Linda Barnickel
(1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, idices, 172 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
In autumn of 1861, Charles J. Stolbrand, an immigrant from Sweden, recruited men from northern Illinois to form the DeKalb Horse Artillery. Twenty different northern Illinois counties were represented in its ranks, with the marjority of men coming from DeKalb, Cook, Ogle, Lee and Winnebago Counties. Renamed Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, the unit saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Alabama. This collection of transcribed records is a thoroughly documented history of this Army unit, which contains the following valuable data: complete muster roll information (physical descriptions, age, marital status, birthplace and place of residence for many soldiers): a complete and nearly daily account of the battery’s serice, including marching routes, maladies, disciplinary actions and other trivia not found in other records; a complete transcription of the battery order book, containing promotions, court martials and other orders; and finally two indices, one containing the names of individual soldiers of Battery G, and a general index containing names of individuals who are not members of the battery plus general topics like desertions, deaths or disease. We Enlisted as Patriots fills a missing gap in Illinois and Civil War research because the records of Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery are difficult to find. This book brings together three of th emost important and detailed of the original records: the unit muster roll, the morning report book and the order book.A thoroughly documented history, which contains complete muster roll information, an account of the battery’s service, and a complete transcription of the battery order book.
B0915 
Price: 20.50 USD

 
 

 

19 Meet My Waterloo: A Midwestern American Boyhood
Lloyd R Engelbrecht
(2005), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 186 pp, Heritage Books
—What happened after the young boy told his teacher-minister that “Sinning is fun!”?—Can you imagine a German Prisoner of War camp placed nearly in your backyard during World War II?—How about getting a sooty ride in a train’s steam engine, or—Seizing an opportunity to snatch chips of ice from the iceman’s truck on a hot summer day, or —Rescuing your desk while the school is on fire?These events, and many more, all happened to the author as a youngster in the town of Waterloo, Illinois. Meet My Waterloo is his memoir of those times, more than a half century ago as seen through the eyes of that boy growing up in that Midwestern town, comprised of mostly immigrant German descendants. At the same time, the book documents the creative ability of children to make delightful experiences out of any event or circumstance during that difficult era of the Great Depression and World War II. It presents a realistic and sometimes humorous view of the town’s environment, its influential tradespeople, the author’s family and teachers, his treasured refuge called home, the family rituals, his ideas of fun and adventure, and the growth of his character. And while you read this book, you will not be the first to say, “My town was just like that! I remember….”
E2559 
Price: 25.50 USD

 

 

20 Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900–1930
Lynne Curry
224 pages, 6 x 9, 6 illustrations, Ohio State University Press
In the early twentieth century, ambitious social welfare campaigns linked the improvement of health to the broader aim of "modernizing" American life. Lowered mortality rates, especially among infants and young children, became for reformers a barometer by which to measure society's overall "progress." To date, most analyses of Progressive Era child welfare movements have concentrated on urban areas in the Northeast and the national leadership role played by the Children's Bureau. Modern Mothers in the Heartland, in contrast, shifts the focus to the Midwest. Illinois provides an interesting case study because its rates of infant and maternal mortality tended to be higher than those of other midwestern states, and Chicago's rates were consistently higher than those of other major industrial centers.
Drawing on local and state sources to reconstruct the nature of maternal and child health work, Lynne Curry highlights the interactive character of health reform: policy makers, clients of community health services, practitioners, and the volunteers who worked with them negotiated the final outcomes of the campaign's stated aims. Situating maternal and child health reform in its historical and regional contexts, this study uses information about Illinois's distinctive social, economic, and political history-even its geography-to enhance the analytical picture.

About Author
Lynne Curry is an assistant professor in the history department at Eastern Illinois University. She is a contributor to Mothers and Motherhood: Readings in American History (The Ohio State University Press).

Reviews
“Curry makes a valuable contribution to women’s history and the history of medicine, to scholarship on the Progressive Era and the Midwest, and to current discussions of modernity.” —Molly Ladd-Taylor
250327 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
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