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Frontier Illinois (History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier) Hardcover – December 1, 1998
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The first Americans to reach the Illinois country are those of Virginia stock and the populate the state from the south North, later arrivals come, in droves, from the North. The two cultures blended into today's mid-western type. In this blending, Illinois outlaws slavery and sets up a society that is to become an industrial powerhouse.
Davis provides many details-bees for example move into the wilderness two miles beyond the settlement where the beekeepers live.
A great, easy to read history of an important American state.
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this is about our area is to be a gift. So the person lives history of the state and I had this book recommended to me.Published 22 months ago by sannbarr
Brimming with information? Yes, and at times the reading is bogged down with facts and figures. Still, it provides a comprehensive overview of frontier Illinois for the lay... Read morePublished on January 24, 2007 by S. Haas
Lytton Strachey wrote that the most illuminating histories tend to "shoot a revealing searchlight into obscure recesses. . ." (Eminient Victorians). Read morePublished on February 6, 2002 by Bay Gibbons