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

Frank Cicero Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book links the state constitutions of Illinois to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Beginning with Euro-American settlement in the region that would become Illinois, ... More


Introduction

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/9780252041679.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction outlines the history of Illinois, focusing on populations of southerners, immigrants, Indians, and enslaved blacks and their various effects on four constitutional conventions held ... More


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