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CONTENTS List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Introduction 1 1 Illinois before Statehood: Slave Country of the Northwest Territory 9 2 The Constitution of 1818: Slavery, a Bogus Census, Feeble Executive Power 44 3 Black Codes and Bondage, Settling the North, Legislative Follies 69 4 The Constitution of 1848: Reconstructing Government, Balancing Powers, Oppressing Free Blacks 110 5 Two Transformative Decades: 1848–1868 136 6 Civil War, a Partisan Convention, the Decisive Later 1860s 163 7 The Constitution of 1870: Progressive Foundation for a Century 185 Epilogue 213 Acknowledgements 219 Notes 223 Bibliography 255 Index 263 ...

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ISBN
9780252050343
Related ISBN
9780252041679
MARC Record
OCLC
1028553078
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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