Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 151
Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we dig into another historical SIU Press book that came out within the last year—Avenues of Transformation: Illinois’s Path from Territory to State by James A. Edstrom.
Released last November, the book tells the story of Illinois’s path to statehood. Edstrom thoroughly explores the issues and personalities at play. The focus on his three main figures—Cook, Pope, and Kane—illuminate not only the times in which they lived but provide background on their personal histories, motivations, goals, successes, and failures.