Hobohemia: Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Ben Reitman & Other Agitators and Outsiders in 1920s/30s Chicago
Abstract: From the 1910s through the Depression 30s, a small north side neighborhood known as Towertown was the vital center of an extraordinary cultural/political ferment. It was home to Bughouse Square, Ben Reitman's Hobo College, and the fabulous Dil Pickle Club, a highly unorthodox institution of higher learning that doubled as the craziest nightclub in the world. In such places, Wobblies, anarchists and other agitators mingled and debated with a wide range of jazz-age artists, writers, musicians and eccentrics. It was something like New York's Greenwich Village, but--thanks to to prominence of the Chicago-based IWW--much more workingclass, and much more revolutionary.
Bughouse Square Series/Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company: http://www.charleshkerr.com/series/2/
Catalog Number: Book, Beck, Frank O.
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