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The Changing Roles of Farm Women

Adams, Jane. The Transformation of Rural Life: Southern Illinois 1890-1990. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

______. "All Anybody Ever Wanted of Me Was to Work:" The Memoirs of Edith Bradley Rendleman. Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.

Brush, Daniel. Growing Up With Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois University Press (Reprint of 1944 edition, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelly & Sons)

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Danbom, David B. Born in the Country: A History of Rural America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Faragher, John Mack. Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

Fink, Deborah. Open Country, Iowa: Rural Women, Tradition and Change. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Jellison, Kathryn. Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1919-1963. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Osterud, Nancy Grey. Bonds of Community: The Lives of Farm Women in Nineteenth-Century New York. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Rosenfeld, Rachel Ann. Farm Women: Work, Farm, and Family in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Salamon, Sonya. Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Useful Web Sites:

National Archives and Records Administration has various teacher aids at

The Illinois State Archives:

National Register of Historic Places (A Guide for Developing Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans):

Geneaology site:

The Progressive Era in Illinois: "Launching Pad" for "New Women"

Buechler, Steven M. The Transformation of the Woman Suffrage Movement: The Case of Illinois, 1850-1920. (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1986).

Buroker, Robert L. "From Voluntary Association to Welfare State: The Illinois Immigrants' Protective League, 1908-1926," Journal of American History. 58 (December, 1971): 643-60.

Candela, Joseph L. "The Struggle to Limit the Hours and Raise the Wages of Working Women in Illinois, 1893-1917," Social Service Review. 53 (March, 1979): 15-34.

Davis, Allen F. Spearheads for Reform: The Social Settlements and the Progressive Movement. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1967).

Diner, Steven M. A City and Its Universities: Public Policy in Chicago, 1892-1919. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980).

Gordon, Lynn. "Women and the Anti-Child Labor Movement in Illinois, 1890-1920," Social Service Review. 51 (June, 1977): 228-48.

Leonard, Henry B. "The Immigrants' Protective League of Chicago, 1908-1921," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 66 (November, 1973): 271-84.

Muncy, Robyn. Creating A Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890-1935. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Travis, Anthony R. "The Origins of Mothers' Pensions in Illinois," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 68 (November, 1975): 421-28.

Wheeler, Adade Mitchell. "Conflict in the Illinois Woman Suffrage Movement of 1913," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 76 (Summer, 1983): 95-114.

Turning Points in African American History in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Dudley, William (ed.). African Americans; Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego; Greenhaven Press, 1997.

Franklin, John Hope and, Alfred A. Moss Jr. 7th ed. Born Slavery to Freedom. New York; Alfred A. Knoff, 1994.

Gohen, James R. Race Relations in McLean County, Ill. 1850-1900. Memeo., January 24, 1973. (available at McLean County Historical Society)

Jelks, Edward B. The William Carey Barton Family; A Study In Historical Archaeology. Published in Bloomington, Ill. By the Bloomington Normal Black History Project and the McLean County Historical Society, 1996.

Landing, Michael Lee. The African American Soldier. Secaucus: Birch Lane Press Book,1997.

Muirhead, John W. A History of African-Americans in McLean County, Illinois, 1835-1975, The Bloomington-Normal Black History Project. McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Illinois, 1998.

Potter, Lou, et. Al. Liberators; Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Wells, Wyatt. The Background of the Negro in McLean County: Economic History Project W.P.A. #40186." N.p, 1940?

Harold Moser's Naperville

The Chicago Fact Book Consortium (ed.), Local Community Fact Book Chicago Metropolitan Area 1990. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995.

Debat, Don. "Man Who Built Naperville," Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 24, 1986, Homelife sec. p. 3.

Fishman, Robert. Bourgeois Utopias, The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Garreau, Joel. Edge City, Life on the New Frontier. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Hayes, Charles. "Growth's Patriarch Has No Regrets," Chicago Tribune. Jan. 1, 1994, sec. 4, p. 1,4.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier, The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Keating, Ann Durkin. Building Chicago, Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1988.

Marcuse, Peter. "The Ghetto of Exclusion and the Fortified Enclave: New Patterns in the United States," American Behaviorial Scientist. 41 (Nov./Dec. 1997): 311-26.

Marsh, Margaret. Suburban Lives. Rutgers University Press, 1990.

May, Elaine Tyier. Homeward Bound, American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 1988.

Mayer, Harold M. and Richard C. Wade. Chicago, Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Mr. Naperville, A Tribute to Harold Moser Upon His Retirement. Naperville: McElroy Associates, 1994.

Muller, Peter O. "The Suburban Transformation of the Globalizing American City," Annals, The American Academy of Political Science, 551 (May 1997): 44-58.

Murphy, H. Lee. "Moser: Father of Residential Development Still Building," Grain's Chicago Business. Oct. 31, 1988, p. T6.

Orfield, Myron. Mapping the Future, Resource Materials for Regional Conversations. Chicago: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1996.

Rose, Mark H. Interstate, Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989. Rev. ed. University of Tennessee Press, 1990.

Sharpe, William and Leonard Wollack. "Bold New City or Built-Up 'Burb'?" Redefining Contemporary Suburbia," American Quarterly. 46 (March 1994): 1-30.

Teaford, Jon C. Cities of the Heartland, The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Midwest. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Towsley, Genevieve. A View of Historic Naperville. Rev. ed. Naperville: The Naperville Sun, 1990.

Weiss, Marc A. The Rise of the Community Builders, The American Real Estate Industry and Urban Land Use Planning. New York: Columbus University Press, 1987.

Wherli, Jean and Mary Lou Wherli. The Naperville Sesquicentennial Photo Album, A Pictorial History of Naperville's Past 150 Years. Naperville: Sesquicentennial Commission, 1981.

Wilson, William Julius. When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Zukin, Sharon. Landscapes of Power, From Detroit to Disney World. University of California Press, 1991.

Illustration credits: All photographs are from the Illinois State Historical Library unless otherwise noted.


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