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The Resource Frontier Illinois, James E. Davis

Frontier Illinois, James E. Davis

Label
Frontier Illinois
Title
Frontier Illinois
Statement of responsibility
James E. Davis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this major new history of the making of the state, Davis tells a sweeping story of Illinois, from the Ice Age to the eve of the Civil War
  • The story begins with three eyewitness accounts of the settlement process during its highest tide in the 1830s. But there were much earlier settlers to Illinois. Archaic Indians entered the region around 8000 B.C. By A.D. 1100, some 20,000 Indians of the Mississippian culture lived in the villages around Cahokia, a population rivaling that of any city in Europe at the time. By the time of the arrival of LaSalle and Jolliet and the founding of the French colony, these civilizations had virtually disappeared; other tribes had entered the area and lived in uneasy proximity to the European newcomers
  • British Illinois, whose fate was sealed by defeat in the Revolutionary War, makes for a relatively brief chapter in the history of the territory, but as the nineteenth century begins, a complex tale unfolds of settlement from the South and the East, bringing major population growth and an influx of distinct cultural traditions to Illinois. Over the next half century, social, economic, and political developments set the stamp on the character of the emerging state. Davis treats these developments in careful detail, while keeping the reader mindful of the experiences of Illinois' ordinary people
  • 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. By the 1850s, with railroads crossing the state and Chicago taking its place as the gateway between east and west, Illinois passed beyond its frontier period
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, James Edward
Dewey number
977.3/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F545
LC item number
.D38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Series statement
A history of the trans-Appalachian frontier
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Illinois
  • United States, Illinois
  • 7.150
Label
Frontier Illinois, James E. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An American Presence
  • A Tenuous Conquest
  • Firm Foundations
  • Rumblings Across the Land
  • Statehood and Troubles
  • Shaping a State
  • Migration, Trials, and Tragedy
  • The Formative 1830s
  • Excttement in the Land
  • Transportation, Towns, Institutions
  • Foreword
  • Social Clashes and Economic Collapse
  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Race. Ethnicity, and Class
  • Conflicts and Community
  • Frontier Illinois Fades
  • Ties That Bind
  • Changing Ecology, Enolving Society
  • Walter Nugent, Malcom J. Rohrbough
  • Prologue: Three Observers
  • Vast Lands and Contending Peoples
  • The Shaping of Settlement
  • Commingling Cultures
  • Thes South and War for Empire
  • Light British Rule
Control code
ocm39182546
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 515 pages
Isbn
9780253214065
Lccn
98008070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39182546
Label
Frontier Illinois, James E. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-504) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An American Presence
  • A Tenuous Conquest
  • Firm Foundations
  • Rumblings Across the Land
  • Statehood and Troubles
  • Shaping a State
  • Migration, Trials, and Tragedy
  • The Formative 1830s
  • Excttement in the Land
  • Transportation, Towns, Institutions
  • Foreword
  • Social Clashes and Economic Collapse
  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Race. Ethnicity, and Class
  • Conflicts and Community
  • Frontier Illinois Fades
  • Ties That Bind
  • Changing Ecology, Enolving Society
  • Walter Nugent, Malcom J. Rohrbough
  • Prologue: Three Observers
  • Vast Lands and Contending Peoples
  • The Shaping of Settlement
  • Commingling Cultures
  • Thes South and War for Empire
  • Light British Rule
Control code
ocm39182546
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 515 pages
Isbn
9780253214065
Lccn
98008070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39182546

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