Individual Author Record
Name: Herman LantzPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1920
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Illinois ConnectionHe worked at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationHerman Lantz was an author, sociologist, and historian.
- A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press, 1972Marital Incompatibility and Social Change in Early America, SAGE Productions Ltd., 1976People of Coal Town, Southern Illinois University Press, 1971
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A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois
ISBN: 080930516X Southern Illinois University Press. 1972
Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, was a city favored by geography and climate. It was founded in the early 1800s on great expectations. Its location at the head of major rivers navigable both summer and winter and its proximity to coal fields generated predictions that Cairo would soon surpass Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and even Chicago. Yet it failed to realize the success its promoters believed inevitable.
Using mainly primary sources such as newspapers, city council records, and census data, Herman R. Lantz has traced the history of the city and has pinpointed the economic, social, and psychological factors that helped to retard Cairo’s progress while other cities with the same, or even fewer, advantages flourished. The result is an important socio-historical contribution that attempts to explore the process of community failure in the perspective of national success.
Marital Incompatibility and Social Change in Early America (Research Papers in the Social Sciences)
ISBN: 0803905467 SAGE Publications Ltd. 1976
People of Coal Town
ISBN: 0809305380 Southern Illinois University Press. 1971