Illinois: Crossroads of a Continent

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University of Illinois Press, 15 de jan. de 1998 - 296 páginas
With a major port on the Great Lakes, an extensive network of railroads and canals, and a river system including the Mississippi, the Illinois, and the Ohio, Illinois has long played a critical role in linking East Coast industrial cities, the agricultural heartland, and the Gulf Coast.
Writing in a fast-paced, down-to-earth style, Lois Carrier introduces a host of innovations and innovators associated with Illinois: Jane Addams
and Louis Armstrong, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walt Disney, Cracker Jack
and the Ferris wheel. From the Cahokia Mounds to Chicago, Illinois:
Crossroads of a Continent provides a panoramic history for students
and general readers.

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Beginnings
3
Early Development
49
IO Illinois at MidCentury
84
The Civil War
95
The Long Road to Peace
114
New Directions 14 The Winds of Change
125
The Pace of Industrial Growth Picks Up
135
Trouble in the Factory
145
The Wild and Reckless Twenties
195
The Lean Years
207
A World Spinning out of Control
217
Peace and Progress
227
The Decades of Conflict
238
Contemporary Illinois
245
State Symbols
255
Governors of Illinois
257

A New Image for Illinois
154
A Different Perspective
167
Illinois in the Modern World 19 The Reform Era
177
Illinois in World War I
188
Important Dates in Illinois History
259
Bibliography
263
Index
269
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Lois A. Carrier, a freelance writer and native Midwesterner who lives in Carbondale, Illinois, is coauthor of Strategies for Success. She has taught elementary school and served as a children's librarian.

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