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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 107

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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 107

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort this week as we explore a newly published book from SIU Press: Avenues of Transformation: Illinois’s Path from Territory to State by James A. Edstrom.

Avenues of Transformation is the first full-length book in more than a century to describe and analyze the admission of Illinois into the union. It marks the first time that a historian has analyzed in detail the roll-call votes of the first state constitutional convention, seated evenly by pro- and antislavery delegates. Edstrom’s wit and prose weave a lively narrative of political ambition and human failure.

Blanket Fort Radio Theater is a storytelling imitative of SIU Press in collaboration with the SIU Creative Writing Program and WSIU Radio.

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Amy Etcheson is the Interim Director of SIU Press at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She is the program host and co-creator of Inside The Blanket Fort radio program and podcast.