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The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North? $ 10

In December of 1863 a Civil War prison camp was established on Rock Island, an island in the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa. Over the following twenty months the camp would house a total of over 12,000 prisoners-of-war from the South of whom almost 2,000 would perish there. This video documentary draws on prisoners' letters, photographs, and other documents to tell the story of the prison. It focuses especially on how Rock Island gained the undeserved reputation as the "Andersonville of the North." View a trailer for the documentary here.

The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North? $ 10

In December of 1863 a Civil War prison camp was established on Rock Island, an island in the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa. Over the following twenty months the camp would house a total of over 12,000 prisoners-of-war from the South of whom almost 2,000 would perish there. This video documentary draws on prisoners' letters, photographs, and other documents to tell the story of the prison. It focuses especially on how Rock Island gained the undeserved reputation as the "Andersonville of the North." View a trailer for the documentary here.



When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests $ 10

From the late 1920s until the early 1940s, annual national corn husking contests drew over 100,000 spectators and were prominent on the national scene. The rise in popularity of corn husking contests and their role in buoying spirits during the Depression are unique in American history. Using film from the era, this video documentary portrays the rich farm heritage of corn husking contests.

When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests $ 10

From the late 1920s until the early 1940s, annual national corn husking contests drew over 100,000 spectators and were prominent on the national scene. The rise in popularity of corn husking contests and their role in buoying spirits during the Depression are unique in American history. Using film from the era, this video documentary portrays the rich farm heritage of corn husking contests.



Building the American Dream $ 20

By Curtis C. Roseman. Swedish immigrants Gustaf Adoph Johnson and Selma Anna Sofia Carlson built a family and a career in a Midwestern town during the early twentieth century. Drawing on detailed records left by Gust, this book tells the story of his carpentry and contracting activities, most especially the eighty houses he built. It also tells the story of Gust and Selma's family, their activities, travels, and tragedies, using family letters, diaries, and other family records.

Building the American Dream $ 20

By Curtis C. Roseman. Swedish immigrants Gustaf Adoph Johnson and Selma Anna Sofia Carlson built a family and a career in a Midwestern town during the early twentieth century. Drawing on detailed records left by Gust, this book tells the story of his carpentry and contracting activities, most especially the eighty houses he built. It also tells the story of Gust and Selma's family, their activities, travels, and tragedies, using family letters, diaries, and other family records.



A Century of Players, Performers, and Pageants: Wharton Field House and Browning Field, Moline, Illinois $ 20

By Curtis C. Roseman and Diann Moore. Since Wharton Field House opened in 1928 and Browning Field in 1912, these two adjacent Moline, Illinois facilities have hosted thousands of events and activities. Utilizing over 450 illustrations, this book describes the rich history of sports, entertainment, and other gatherings at Wharton and Browning. The book includes numerous colorful stories of people and events there, and also chronicles the origins and development of these two historic places.

A Century of Players, Performers, and Pageants: Wharton Field House and Browning Field, Moline, Illinois $ 20

By Curtis C. Roseman and Diann Moore. Since Wharton Field House opened in 1928 and Browning Field in 1912, these two adjacent Moline, Illinois facilities have hosted thousands of events and activities. Utilizing over 450 illustrations, this book describes the rich history of sports, entertainment, and other gatherings at Wharton and Browning. The book includes numerous colorful stories of people and events there, and also chronicles the origins and development of these two historic places.