The ideas of Illinois and Missouri as divided over slavery masks the fluid nature of support for or opposition to slavery in the two state, as Lawrence Celani explains in this article, the winner of the Morrow Prize presented by the Missouri Conference on History.
"“Their Blood has Flown and Mingled with Ours”: The Politics of Slavery in Illinois and Missouri in the Early Republic,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol11/iss1/3