Excerpt from History of Illiis It is important that every American citizen should kw the history of his state as well as the history of his country. This kwledge of state history can best be acquired in the public schools, and it is primarily to furnish a convenient and comprehensive text for the schools of the Prairie State that the authors have prepared this History of Illiis. It is believed that teachers who use the book will be able to make the study of Illiis history more interesting and instructive if they correlate it with the history of the United States, using the history of the nation as a background for the study of state history. It will be easy to show pupils how the state history fits into the story of the nation, especially in chapters of state history on such subjects as Joliet and Marquette, La Salle, George Rogers Clark, The French and Indian War, Slavery in Illiis, Railroads, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and Outbreak of the Civil War. If the school library contains books treating of the particular topics where the state history and national history meet, the plan of correlating the two subjects should include references for outside reading. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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 works.