Patterns from the Sod

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Arno Press, Jan 1, 1979 - Business & Economics - 327 pages
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This study traces significant changes in land use and ownership in eight east central Illinois counties between the frontier period and 1900. It also investigates the reasons for the gradual growth of farm tenancy and analyzes some of the major conflicts in economic interests among different groups of landowners.

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Margaret Beattie Bogue is professor emerita of history and liberal studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of "Around the Shores of Lake Michigan" and the award-winning "Fishing the Great Lakes: An Environmental History.