By John Hoffmann

A consultant to the literature and assets of Illinois heritage. It contains descriptions of either basic and secondary resources. the 1st a part of the publication includes bibliographical essays that concentrate on specific classes and themes in Illinois historical past. the second one half contains 12 stories at the vital archival and manuscript repositories for documentation within the box of Illinois background. a last bankruptcy surveys Illinois-related collections within the Library of Congress and the nationwide information. Reference & learn publication News

John Hoffmann's quantity is the 1st finished advisor to the literature and assets of Illinois background. It contains complete and cautious descriptions of either fundamental and secondary resources. the 1st a part of the e-book comprises bibliographical essays that target specific classes and themes in Illinois heritage. 8 chapters are dedicated to particular components, from 1673 to the current, whereas six chapters are thematic in nature, overlaying, for example, the non secular and academic historical past of the kingdom, the voluminous literature on Chicago, and the topic of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. those essays are preceded by way of introductory feedback on ancient surveys, reference books, and periodicals within the box, stories of such subject matters because the clinical and criminal heritage of the nation, and guides with regards to maps and newspapers of Illinois. This lengthy late advisor will collect the large accumulation of basic and secondary fabrics that defines Illinois history.

The nature and scope of this consultant is unequalled via any earlier paintings. the second one half contains twelve reviews at the valuable archival and manuscript repositories for documentation within the box of Illinois historical past. This part presents distinctive details on particular collections in the context of comparable resources on specific classes and subject matters. a last bankruptcy surveys Illinois-related collections within the Library of Congress and the nationwide data. As a part of the sequence Reference courses to country background and examine, this booklet presents a priceless source for researchers, scholars, genealogists, and the public, and is a suitable choice for reference collections in American, local, or Illinois history.

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