Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Acknowledgments

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p. v

Several people contributed in different ways to the making of this book: former marketing and editorial director James D. Simmons of the Southern Illinois University Press, whose suggestion that I work with Southern Illinois materials resulted in earlier books; former Press director...

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Introduction

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pp. vii-ix

The title of this book refers both to the current state, or condition, of Southern Illinois and to the historical antecedents that make it so different from the rest of Illinois that it sometimes seems like a separate state. The book focuses primarily on the region south of...

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The State of Southern Illinois

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pp. 1-184

The beauty of Southern Illinois is easily explained: nature has spent ages making it perfect, or nearly so. But it was not always this way. Millions of years ago, Illinois had a rocky and barren landscape, and some scientists think it had volcanoes. Volcanic rubble has been found...

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Sources

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pp. 187-201

Sources are shown in full for their first use and in short form for second and subsequent uses. Also provided are complete sources for certain informative photo captions and epigraphs. A complete bibliography follows...

Bibliography

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pp. 203-209

Index

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pp. 211-218

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Author Bio

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p. 219

Herbert K. Russell earned the Ph.D. in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The author of Edgar Lee Masters: A Biography and scholarly articles in journals and reference works, he has edited and written introductions for several Southern Illinois University Press books, including...

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