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The Resource Creating the land of Lincoln : the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870, Frank Cicero Jr

Creating the land of Lincoln : the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870, Frank Cicero Jr

Label
Creating the land of Lincoln : the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870
Title
Creating the land of Lincoln
Title remainder
the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870
Statement of responsibility
Frank Cicero Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Creating the Land of Lincoln: The Forgotten History of Illinois tells the development of Illinois through the history of its 19th century constitutions. Illinois in the early 19th century was essentially a southern state sympathetic to slavery. Boundary changes written into the 1818 constitution that added a large land area in the north and a rapidly growing population immigrating from the north and east pushed the state's political trajectory northward. The debates about slavery changed, with intensified concern about the presence of free blacks, and legislative abuses grew, leading to the 1848 document. That process accelerated through the eighteen fifties, Lincoln's presidency, and the Civil War, resulting in the progressive 1870s constitution. In Creating the Land of Lincoln, Frank Cicero, Jr. takes a fresh look at generally neglected aspects of Illinois's political history, offering new insights into Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and Illinois politics as we approach the states 200th anniversary. It covers the period from 1673 to 1870, the year the third Illinois Constitution went into effect to last for 100 years. The events of that early period, and the three 19th century constitutions that reflected them, enabled the election of Abraham Lincoln and shaped the Illinois of the subsequent 150 years"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cicero, Frank
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KFI1601.5
LC item number
.C53 2018x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
Label
Creating the land of Lincoln : the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870, Frank Cicero Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illinois before Statehood: Slave Country of the Northwest Territory -- The Constitution of 1818: Slavery, a Bogus Census, Feeble Executive Power -- Black Codes and Bondage, Settling the North, Legislative Follies -- The Constitution of 1848: Reconstructing Government, Balancing Powers, Oppressing Free Blacks -- 1848-1868: Two Transformative Decades -- Civil War, a Partisan Convention, the Decisive Later 1860s. -- The Constitution of 1870: Progressive Foundation for a Century -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005114567
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780252041679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975658612
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (OCoLC)1005114567
Label
Creating the land of Lincoln : the history and constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870, Frank Cicero Jr
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illinois before Statehood: Slave Country of the Northwest Territory -- The Constitution of 1818: Slavery, a Bogus Census, Feeble Executive Power -- Black Codes and Bondage, Settling the North, Legislative Follies -- The Constitution of 1848: Reconstructing Government, Balancing Powers, Oppressing Free Blacks -- 1848-1868: Two Transformative Decades -- Civil War, a Partisan Convention, the Decisive Later 1860s. -- The Constitution of 1870: Progressive Foundation for a Century -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005114567
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780252041679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975658612
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041679
  • (OCoLC)1005114567

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