Governor Edward Coles and the vote to forbid slavery in Illinois, 1823-1824 / David Ress.
Author: Ress, David.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
ISBN: 078642639X (softcover : alk. paper)
Description: vii, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subject: Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.
Governors Illinois Biography.
Slavery Political aspects Illinois History 19th century.
Illinois Politics and government To 1865.
Illinois Race relations Political aspects History 19th century.
Summary: "Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois, chose to live where democracy would be free from the contradictions of slavery, and faced down a two-year effort to make Illinois a slave state"--Provided by publisher.