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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Monroe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Dan Monroe on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Monroe earned a Ph. D. in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught at Bradley University and now teaches at Milliken University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Monroe earned a doctorate in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received the Heiligenstein Award for Teaching Excellence and the Griswold Distinguished Professorship in History. He was a fellow at the Virginia Historical Society and Lincoln Legal Papers. He currently teaches a variety of courses at Milliken University, including his new course, ''Abraham Lincoln in History and Film''.

Published Works

    At Home With Illinois Governors: A Social History of the Illinois , Illinois Executive Mansion Association, 2002 - written with Lura Lynn RyanRepublican Vision of John Tyler , Texas A&M University Press, 2003Shapers of the Great Debate on the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary , Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - written with Bruce Tap

Selected Titles At Your Library

At home with Illinois Governors :
ISBN: 0972561005. OCLC Number:

Illinois Executive Mansion Association,. [Springfield, IL] :. ©2002.

The republican vision of John Tyler /
ISBN: 158544216X. OCLC Number:

Texas A & M University Press,. College Station :. ©2003.

Shapers of the great debate on the Civil War :
ISBN: 0313317453. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 2005.

With the conclusion of the Mexican War in 1848, the United States seemed poised to fulfill the manifest destiny that was on the lips of journalists and politicians. Yet, even before the war was over, tensions over the issue of slavery erupted. Slavery symbolized the social, cultural, constitutional, and economic differences that were dividing the North and South. Through four years of bloody civil war and the loss of over 600,000 lives, the American republic decided the fate of slavery, asserted the supremacy of the federal government over state authority, and began to grapple with the difficu.

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