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Herman Lantz

Born: 1920
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: He worked at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biography: Herman Lantz was an author, sociologist, and historian.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Herman Lantz on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A community in search of itself;
ISBN: 080930516X OCLC: 241234

Southern Illinois University Press Carbondale, [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 /
ISBN: 0803905467 OCLC: 2186380

Sage Publications, Beverly Hills, Calif. : ©1976.

  People of Coal Town /
ISBN: 0809305380 OCLC: 309031