Northern Illinois University Press

The Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor

A Guide to Its History and Sources

Edited by  Michael P. Conzen and Kay J. Carr

Foreword by  Edmund B. Thornton

This first comprehensive collection of historical materials relating to Illinois's only federally designated national heritage area provides a fascinating guide to the area's local, regional, and topical history resources. The guide consists of original interpretive essays and an annotated bibliography. The essays offer a substantive overview covering the broad history of the area, including its architectural heritage, and a brief history of the public drive to officially recognize the Canal Corridor's significance in the nation's development. The annotated bibliography is extensively cross-referenced.

(1988) 350 pp., illus.
ISBN: 978-0-87580-128-5
cloth $55.00

Table of Contents

1. The Historical and Geographical Development of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: Michael P. Conzen
2. The Architectural Legacy and Industrial Archaeology of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: G. Gray Fitzsimons
3. A Preservation History of the Illinois and Michigan Canal Corridor: Gerald W. Adelmann, Jr.
4. Opportunities and Pitfalls in Pursuing Local History in the Corridor: Kay J. Carr
5. Guide to Corridor Historical Sources: An Annotated Bibliography: Kay J. Carr, Chris E. Copenhaver, Stephen Freedman, and Jean M. O'Brien
6. Libraries, Collections, and Museums Holding Materials Relevant to Corridor History

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-128-5
cloth $55.00