Illinois Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 3

Illinois Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 3 : October, 1920 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Illinois Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 3: October, 1920 No dynastic hue has ever tinged any section of the American people. In the forty-eight commonwealths, and particularly in those beyond the wash of the Atlantic, no governors and no governors' families have ever been other than good democrats. After their brief spell of eminence, they have gone back to plow in the fields of common citizenship and have lived truly as people of the people. Yet even so that fierce light which beats upon a throne stays focussed upon them and upon their Off-spring, and they are marked among their fellows. History can follow them down through generations. They become thereby excellent types in which we may see more clearly and with a longer range of vision the mutations that are going on quietly, yet often deeply, in the family career, of the average American. On at least three occasions in the early days of Illinois, it fell to the lot of a Catholic woman to be the first lady of that state; if this is the proper designation of the governor's wife. Not only Mrs. Bissell, but the governor also, was of the faith; before her, two other Catholic ladies presided over the executive mansion, the wives, namely, of Governors Reynolds and Ford. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243270240
  • 9780243270248