The Illinois

The Illinois

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Overview

From the arrival of Marquette and Jolliet in 1673 to the emergence of the prairie poets--Edgar Lee Master, Carl Sandberg, and Vachel Lindsay--in the twentieth century, James Gray traces the saga of the Illinois River and the people of central Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252060526
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Series: Prairie State Books Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
BOOK I. IMPROVISING A NEW WORLD
Mighty Crooked Water
3(7)
Beautiful as Milk
10(10)
Father Marquette Lived Pleasantly
20(10)
Struggle for Empire
30(11)
"We Are All Savages"
41(12)
Great Medicine
53(9)
Little Ways of Being Gay
62(11)
News From Au Pe
73(16)
Dress Rehearsal for a Battle Scene
89(13)
Tourists Accommodated
102(15)
BOOK II. IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT
Riverman
117(8)
Part-Time Politician
125(14)
Duelist
139(11)
Hermit of Eternity
150(14)
Artist, in Spite of Himself
164(9)
Lawyer on Horseback
173(11)
American Sovereign
184(10)
Advance Agent for Civilization
194(14)
Illinois Cavalier
208(9)
Conquering Hero
217(12)
A Wonderful Lady
229(8)
BOOK III. EXPERIMENTS IN LIVING
It Has Happened Here
237(6)
The Cold, Unconscious River
243(8)
The Anonymous Great
251(12)
BOOK IV. AND EVEN NOW
Barge-Line Sailors
263(13)
Local as a Turtle
276(10)
Further Pilgrimage
286(10)
Shrine on a Hilltop
296(7)
Steamboat Elsie Preserves a Tradition
303(6)
The Poets Explore
309(11)
Miss Fleming Remembers
320(8)
The Struggle for Water
328(7)
Acknowledgments 335(2)
Bibliography 337(8)
Index 345

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