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An Uncertain Tradition: U.S. Senators From Illinois 1818-2003
An Uncertain Tradition: U.S. Senators From Illinois 1818-2003 David Kenney, Robert E Hartley 0809325497 9780809325498 This sweeping survey constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of the forty-seven individualsforty-six white
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An Uncertain Tradition: U.S. Senators From Illinois 1818-2003 by David Kenney, Robert E Hartley

This sweeping survey constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of the forty-seven individualsforty-six white males and one African American femalewho have been chosen to represent Illinois in the United States Senate from 1818 to 2003. David Kenney and Robert E. Hartley underscore nearly two centuries of Illinois history with these biographical and political portraits, compiling an incomparably rich resource for students, scholars, teachers, journalists, historians, politicians, and any Illinoisan interested in the states heritage.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; An Uncertain Tradition:U. S. Senators from Illinois, 18182003is a fresh and careful study of the shifting set of political issues occurring over time and illuminated by the lives of participants in the politics of choice and service in the Senate. Kenney and Hartley plot the course of the states varied senatorial leadership, from the states founding and the appearance of political parties, through the Civil War and its aftermath, and into the diverse political climate of the twenty-first century. From the notorious to the heroic, the popular to the pioneering, the senatorial roster includes such luminaries as The Little Giant Stephen A. Douglas; Lyman Trumbull, who served three terms in the Civil War era; Uncle Dick and Black Jack, also known as Richard Oglesby and John A. Logan; the Wizard of Ooze Everett Dirksen; and modern leaders such as Adlai Stevenson III, Paul Simon, and Carol Moseley-Braun.nbsp; nbsp; Kenney and Hartley offer incisive commentary on the quality of senate service in each case, as well as timeline graphs relating to the succession of individuals in each of the two sequences of service, the geographical distribution of senators within the state, and the variations in party voting for senate candidates. Rigorously documented and supremely readable, this convenient reference volume is enhanced by portraits of many of the senators.

Author: David Kenney, Robert E Hartley

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Publication Date: 2003-11-21

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