Creating the Land of Lincoln by Frank Cicero $29.95 Air Date/Time: April 14, 12 pm (Central) 288, hardcover
How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State
In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress.