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Andrew J. Theising

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Connection to Illinois: Theising is a professor of political science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Biography: Andrew J. Theising, PhD, is professor of political science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and coordinator of the Initiative for Urban Research in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research has been used by media nationwide, including the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and the PBS NewsHour (the last winning an Emmy Award for the feature on his work). He is the author and editor of numerous books and publications, including Images of America: East St. Louis. Theising lives in St. Louis.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

East St Louis: The rise and fall of an industrial river town

Independently Published 2020

East St. Louis
ISBN: 1531654975 OCLC:

Arcadia 2011

Hemingway's Saint Louis: How St. Louisans Shaped His Life and Legacy
ISBN: 1950419061 OCLC: 1226325516

LaVidaCo LLC 2020

In the Walnut Grove: A Consideration of the People Enslaved in and around Florissant, Missouri

Independently Published 2020

Made in USA: East St. Louis
ISBN: 189144221X OCLC: 52533577

Virginia Publishing 2013

The first ever comprehensive history of this troubled city, the book includes more than 250 photographs amd images of the people and events that shaped East St. Louis. Andrew Theising, a professor of political science at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, examines the city's past from the prominent role it played in the growth of 19th century industrial America to its presently depleted state. For Theising, East St. Louis is more than just a river city suburb; it is an example of industry creating and then abandoning a city, and it is also one of the most misunderstood cities in America.

Main Street USA: The Life and Photography of HH Bregstone
ISBN: 1681061929 OCLC: 1060198470

Reedy Press 2018

Biography of H.H. Bregstone, a photographer who produced postcards in the early 20th century, mostly with images of small towns in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

St. Louis Currents: The Bi-State Region After a Century of Planning
ISBN: 0615405185 OCLC: 759972279

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Ill. : ©2010.

Outlines the social, economic, and cultural forces which affect the quality of life in the greater St. Louis area. This book examines the tides and trends that make St. Louis one of the nation's dynamic urban areas.

St. Louis Currents: The Fifth Edition
ISBN: 1681060191 OCLC: 950626684

Reedy Press 2016