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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark A. Plummer  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1929 in

-- Mark A. Plummer on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mark A. Plummer is Professor of History Emeritus, Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Frontier Governor, Samuel J. Crawford of Kansas, University of Illinois Press, 1971
  • Robert Ingersall, Peoria Pagan Politician, University of Illinois Press, 1985
  • Lincoln`s Rail Splitter, Governor Richard J. Oglesby, University of Illinois Press, 2001

Selected Titles At Your Library

Frontier Governor: Samuel J. Crawford of Kansas,
ISBN: 0700600809. OCLC Number:

University Press of Kansas. Lawrence,. [1971]

Lincoln's rail-splitter :
ISBN: 0252026497. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©2001.

"Richard James Oglesby is best known for introducing the rail-splitter image into Abraham Lincoln's successful presidential campaign of 1860, and in many ways his career ran parallel to Honest Abe's. This biography of the three-time governor of Illinois offers the first detailed view of a key figure in the great changes that swept Illinois and the country from the Jacksonian era through the Gilded Age."



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