Land of Lincoln, thy wondrous story : through the eyes of the Illinois State Society (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Land of Lincoln, thy wondrous story : through the eyes of the Illinois State Society Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Land of Lincoln, thy wondrous story : through the eyes of the Illinois State Society

Author: Mark Q Rhoads; Illinois State Society of Washington, DC.
Publisher: Ottawa, Illinois : Jameson Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
This is a colorful history of the people involved for more than a century in the doings of the Illinois State Society in Washington, DC, as well as a detailed, narrative history of politics in Illinois and America since the society's founding in 1854.
Rating:

based on 3 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Q Rhoads; Illinois State Society of Washington, DC.
ISBN: 9780915463954 0915463954
OCLC Number: 821067116
Description: xvi, 512 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Their mothers were for Clay-1854: the Jackson Democratic clubs --
Illinois in the Gilded Age-1867: the Illinois State Association --
Labor, law, and anarchy-1886: trouble at Haymarket Square --
The politics of The White City-June 1891: cross-party politics and Chicago's Columbian Exposition --
Illinoisans enter the American century-1900: the protective tariff and going home --
The bribe that changed the Constitution-1909 to 1915: long ballots in Springfield and the Billy Lorimer affair --
The horse who drank beer to celebrate-1917: the Illinois State Society in World War I --
"I'm glad it was me, not you" -1931 to 1932: tougher times for America --
Leaving the dance at 36 hours to midnight-1939: Illinois Day at "The World of Tomorrow" --
Illinois soldiers and sailors get in free-1942: Doolittle's Raiders strike back --
President Dewey's inauguration put on hold-1946: "it's been a long, long time" --
Dirksen, Douglas, Stratton, and Ike-1953 to 1955: the big milkshake machine --
The age of space-1961 to 1962: illinois is A-OK for Otto Kerner and JFK --
A new Illinois constitution-1967 to 1968: the Illinois sesquicentennial --
President Ford visits the 103rd county-1974: the money will go to the schools? --
Ronald Reagan of Tampico and Dixon-1981: Ron and Nancy come to town --
Fall of the Iron Curtain-1989: rocking the house for the Bush inauguration --
Guest of honor-Mayor Richard M. Daley-1996: the National Democratic Party returns to Chicago --
150 candles on the cake-2004: return to Logan Circle.
Responsibility: Mark Q. Rhoads.

Abstract:

This is a colorful history of the people involved for more than a century in the doings of the Illinois State Society in Washington, DC, as well as a detailed, narrative history of politics in Illinois and America since the society's founding in 1854.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

An Entertaining and Informative Read!

by MargretTheresa (WorldCat user published 2013-07-08) Excellent Permalink

This book is a great find. It has a truly unusual perspective on Illinois history because...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (9)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.