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Hoffman, Judy

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ISBN 10: 1583850686 / ISBN 13: 9781583850688
Published by Cold Tree Press, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hoffman, Judy. GOD'S PORTION: GODFREY, ILLINOIS 1817-1865. Cold Tree Press, c2005. 266pp., index, bibliography, black and white illustrations. 8vo. Signed and dated by the author on title-page. As new unread hardcover in as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 33377

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Publisher: Cold Tree Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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This is the story of the making of the town of Godfrey, Illinois. Connecting to the confluences of three great rivers: the Mississippi, the Illinois, and the Missouri, this area was situated near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was inhabited by diverse and radically different peoples. A cultural confluence, as well as a geographic confluence, this area would be home to a remarkable series of tales, adventures, turmoil and clashes. This book details those historical stories and uncovers the layers connecting them to each other. One of the most compelling parts of this story is the tale of the cooperation among runaway slaves, free blacks, and white abolitionists. There are also tales of commercial empire, abolition, temperance, the education of women and railroad expansion.

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Judy Hoffman is a historian and lifelong Alton/Godfrey resident. She has a degree from Lewis and Clark Community College, a degree in property management and, is a former real estate management executive. She managed commercial and residential properties in Alton, throughout Illinois, and in St. Louis, Missouri for fifteen years. She was also the host of the popular radio show "Hey Jude" which was devoted to local area history and current events. Her late husband Lars served as the first mayor of Godfrey for seven years, following its incorporation in 1991. She serves on numerous boards and in civic organizations dedicated to the improvement of the Alton/Godfrey area.

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