The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Abraham Lincoln
University Of Chicago Press | 2006-11-15 | ISBN: 0226514250 | 344 pages | PDF | 3,5 MB
When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten. In The Sangamo Frontier, archaeologist Robert Mazrim unearths the buried history of this early American community, breathing new life into a region that still rests in Lincoln’s shadow.