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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


Two Transformative Decades: 1848–1868

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/9780252041679.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 summarizes important events in Illinois between 1848 and 1868, including population growth in the Chicago area and a shift in the state’s demographics. The major political debate, both ... More


Epilogue

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/9780252041679.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Illinois developed into the Land of Lincoln during the pivotal period from its 1818 enabling act, which set the state’s northern boundary to encompass the area that became Chicago, through its four ... More


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