Frontier Illinois (history Of The Trans-appalachian Frontier)

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ISBN : 0253334233

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""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 Native American civilizations, 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.

Author : James Edward Davis
ISBN : 0253334233
Language : English
No of Pages : 432
Publication Date : 12/1/1998
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.9x5.9x1.8
Book weight : 0.02

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