Mark Hubbard is a professor of history at Eastern Illinois University. His reviews and essays have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and his book Beyond Party: Cultures of Antipartisanship in Northern Politics before the Civil War was published in 2002.
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On the eve of the Civil War and after, Illinois was one of the most significant states in the Union. Its history is, in many respects, the history of the Union writ large: its political leaders figured centrally in the war’s origins, progress, and legacies; and its diverse residents made sacrifices and contributions—both on the battlefield and on the home front—that proved essential to Union victory.