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Illinois in the War of 1812

Gillum Ferguson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

On the eve of the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory was a new land of bright promise. The new territory ran from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers north to the U.S. border with ... More


Illinois before Statehood: Slave Country of the Northwest Territory

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 1 summarizes the history of the territory that would become Illinois, from its earliest inhabitants at Cahokia through the French settlements at Kaskaskia and the various jurisdictions it ... More


Morning

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Illinois Territory, which was one of the frontier regions affected by war. Only recently split off from Indiana Territory in 1809, the new territory ran from the junction ... More


The Constitution of 1818: Slavery, a Bogus Census, Feeble Executive Power

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 2 follows Illinois’s transition from territory to state. A territorial census was likely padded to reach the required 40,000 inhabitants. The 1818 constitutional convention wrote the state’s ... More


Rumors of War

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how, across Illinois Territory, relations between red and white were already changing. At Chicago, the members of the small American community remained confined to Fort Dearborn ... More


Howard

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the new commander in the Illinois and Missouri territories—Brigadier General Benjamin Howard, a native Kentuckian. Although no professional soldier, in his youth Howard had ... More


Countdown to War

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the eve of World War II, as the Italian Fascist regime embarked on a collision course against the French Third Republic over the question of the irredentist territories such ... More


The Rise and Fall of Mob Violence against Mexicans in Arizona, 1859–1915

William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter reviews conventional narratives of racism and lynching, examining the extensive mob violence directed against persons of Mexican descent in Arizona Territory. While demonstrating the ... More


Growing Up American

Eileen H. Tamura

in In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037788
eISBN:
9780252095061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037788.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces Kurihara's childhood in Hawaiʻi. Kurihara was born on January 1, 1895, two years after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and three years before the U.S. Congress passed a ... More


Decisive Means: Political Violence and National Self-Definition

Mark A. Lause

in A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how political violence challenged the old Enlightenment faith that reason and right would guide the new nation-states. However, the nation-states themselves had been subverting ... More


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