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Mark A. Plummer

Born: 1929 in
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: N/A


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Mark A. Plummer on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Frontier Governor: Samuel J. Crawford of Kansas,
ISBN: 0700600809 OCLC: 197346

University Press of Kansas Lawrence, [1971]

Lincoln's rail-splitter :
ISBN: 0252026497 OCLC: 45247219

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."