James Simeone is a professor of political science at Illinois Wesleyan University and the author of Democracy and Slavery in Frontier Illinois: The Bottomland Republic.
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James Simeone’s case study uncovers in the 1846 expulsion of Mormons from Illinois an important object lesson for American democracy today, revealing the impossibility of state neutrality in the face of entrenched group beliefs and segregated settlement.