Hell at Midnight in Springfield Or A Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois

Hell at Midnight in Springfield  Or  A Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois
Author: William Lloyd Clark
Pages: 196
ISBN: UIUC:30112065551423
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Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A diatribe against vice, alcohol, and Catholic influence after the author's visit to Springfield's vice district in 1909. Clark's ire is centered on the Levee District and includes the 1908 Springfield race riots in his discussion.

Hell at Midnight in Springfield

Hell at Midnight in Springfield
Author: William Lloyd Clark
Pages: 188
ISBN: OCLC:5167016
Available:
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hell at Midnight in Springfield Or a Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois

Hell at Midnight in Springfield  Or a Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois
Author: William Lloyd Clark
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1342263057
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Release: 2015-09-10
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Hell at Midnight in Springfield Or a Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois Classic Reprint

Hell at Midnight in Springfield  Or a Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois  Classic Reprint
Author: William Lloyd Clark
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1334953570
Available:
Release: 2017-01-09
Editor: Forgotten Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Excerpt from Hell at Midnight in Springfield, or a Burning History of the Sin and Shame of the Capital City of Illinois John G Woolley had the same thought ln the followmg word p1cture, portray1ng the concentrated horrors and 1nfam1es of the llquor traffic when he sa1d Now I understand that cry, what a cry' A olty as large as New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Ch1cago, St Louls, C1nc1nnat1, Phlladelph1a, Balt1 more six m11110ns of pe0p1e and not a happy home, thousands of mlles of streets and not a cheery face, mult1tudes of madmen, ep11ept1cs, 1d10ts, pau pers, cr1m1nals, and no escape A walled c1ty first - an outer wall of mountams, then a wall of d1st111er1es, whlch ln a street of solld masonry would reach from Boston to Omaha, then one of brewerles nearly as long, then mad houses nearly as long, then brothels nearly as long, then gambhng houses nearly as long, then a double row of dram shops, and ravenmg through all the labyrlnth, the m1notaur of alcohollc conversatlon of rlbald and filthy soclety, rotten altogether V1le Seven days of personal llberty drunkenness, a week, no sweet nlght's rest No Sunday, no church, no God Two hundred men (he drunk there every day And all the foul 1nfect10ns and contag1ous fester and spread and k1ll and dr1ve men and women mad It 1s 11ke the leper colon1es of the Pac1fic Islands, multlphed by a m1ll1on horrors It IS 11ke a colossal madhouse w1th the added horror of lock1ng ln thousands of sane but broken-hearted women who refuse to be rescued be cause they love the brutlsh, red-eyed, plmply madmen who never touch them but to wound, and never speak to them but ln the d1alect of hell. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

In Lincoln s Shadow

In Lincoln s Shadow
Author: Roberta Senechal de la Roche
Pages: 231
ISBN: 0809329093
Available:
Release: 2008-08-29
Editor: SIU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This detailed case study of the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois, which began only a few blocks from Abraham Lincoln’s family home, explores the social origins of rioting by whites against the city’s African American community after a white woman alleged that a black man had raped her. Over two days rioters wrecked black-owned businesses, burned neighborhoods to the ground, killed two black men, and injured many others. Author Roberta Senechal de la Roche draws from a wide range of sources to describe the riot, identify the rioters and their victims, and challenge previous interpretations that attribute rioting to interracial competition for jobs, housing, or political influence. Written in a direct and clear style, In Lincoln’s Shadow documents a violent explosion of racial hatred that shocked the nation and reveals the complexity of white racial attitudes in the early twentieth century.

Springfield

Springfield
Author: Anonim
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0738520136
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Springfield: A Reflection in Photography is a photo album of Springfield scenes from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries-a nostalgic look back at everyday life in the capital city. Local people are seen at work, at play and socializing. Iron workers, construction crews and munitions makers show us the gritty, tiring work of a community and emphasize the man and animal power once common in industry. There are social changes as well, like the coming of women to the workplace. Shirtwaisted ladies at the Illinois Watch Company and "Rosie the Riveter" on the production line during the war make their appearance. Aerial views of the downtown area present a century of change in Springfield. The evolution of transportation in the community is chronicled, from horse and buggy to the railroad to the automobile. Images of ladies cooking at Temple and crews preparing community garden plots showcase the city's volunteer service heritage. Commonplace images of life in Springfield, such as children at play, shopping, parades, and the first day of school, are all presented here. But the less common events are included as well: fires, the race riot, even a baptism at Lake Springfield. Together, these images tell the story of who we were, and perhaps more importantly, who we have become as a result. This book shows a community readers may know intimately, yet have never seen.

Corn Kings and One Horse Thieves

Corn Kings and One Horse Thieves
Author: James Krohe
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780809336029
Available:
Release: 2017-06-21
Editor: SIU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This popular general history of the middle third of Illinois is organized thematically and covers the Woodland period of prehistory until roughly 1960"--

Women of the Klan

Women of the Klan
Author: Kathleen M. Blee
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0520942922
Available:
Release: 2008-12-02
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ignorant. Brutal. Male. One of these stereotypes of the Ku Klux Klan offers a misleading picture. In Women of the Klan, sociologist Kathleen M. Blee dismantles the popular notion that politically involved women are always inspired by pacifism, equality, and justice. In her new preface, Blee reflects on how recent scholarship on gender and right-wing extremism suggests new ways to understand women's place in the 1920s Klan's crusade for white and Christian supremacy.

Illinois History

Illinois History
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89069287084
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Sociogenesis of a Race Riot

The Sociogenesis of a Race Riot
Author: Roberta Senechal,Roberta Senechal de la Roche
Pages: 231
ISBN: UOM:39015018852106
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complex interactions of class, race, and racism are addressed in this study of the historic anti-black riot in 1908 in Springfield. The author explores the causes and course of the late summer outbreak, concluding that there were two worlds of white racism in Springfield, with class serving as the dividing line between them. -- Book jacket.

Something So Horrible

Something So Horrible
Author: Carole Merritt
Pages: 74
ISBN: UIUC:30112075786613
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Women in Perspective

Women in Perspective
Author: Sue-Ellen Jacobs
Pages: 299
ISBN: UOM:39015013292845
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Release: 1974
Editor: Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over 4500 entries to worldwide literature (books, journal articles, papers presented, reports, Ph. D. dissertations, and government documents). Intended for students and faculty in women's studies in general, as well as in cross-cultural studies. Citations arranged under countries and topics. Entry gives bibliographical information. Author index.

Reminiscences of a Reformer s Life Or Twenty five Years on the Skirmish Line Against Political Romanism

Reminiscences of a Reformer s Life  Or  Twenty five Years on the Skirmish Line Against Political Romanism
Author: William Lloyd Clark
Pages: 229
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60968060
Available:
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Book Review Index

Book Review Index
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015078259622
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog  Pre 1956 Imprints
Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015082906440
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Critic

The Critic
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010361496
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Advance

American Advance
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015071419561
Available:
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Scoop

The Scoop
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435078538592
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Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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An American Marriage

An American Marriage
Author: Michael Burlingame
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781643137353
Available:
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.

The 9 11 Commission Report

The 9 11 Commission Report
Author: National Commission O Terrorist Attacks
Pages: 588
ISBN: 9781616402198
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It has, improbably, been called uncommonly lucid, even riveting by The New York Times, and it was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Awards nonfiction honor. It is a literally chilling read, especially in its minute-by-minute description of the events of the morning of 9/11 inside the Twin Towers.It is The 9/11 Commission Report, which was, before its publication, perhaps one of the most anticipated government reports of all time, and has been since an unlikely bestseller. The official statement by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States-which was instituted in late 2002 and chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean-it details what went wrong on that day (such as intelligence failures), what went right (the heroic response of emergency services and self-organizing civilians), and how to avert similar future attacks.Highlighting evidence from the day, from airport surveillance footage of the terrorists to phone calls from the doomed flights, and offering details that have otherwise gone unheard, this is an astonishing firsthand document of contemporary history. While controversial in parts-it has been criticized for failing to include testimony from key individuals, and it completely omits any mention of the mysterious collapse of WTC 7-it is nevertheless an essential record of one of the most transformational events of modern times.