History

Mundelein Voices: the Women's College Experience, 1930-1991

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book, Harrington
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2000
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Preface / Carolyn Farrell -- Creating a College: The Foundation of Mundelein, 1929-1931 / Mary DeCock -- Mundelein Skyscraper: Building Space for Women / Prudence A. Moylan -- Memories of Mundelein, 1933-1937 / Jane Malkemus Goodnow -- O This Learning, What a Thing It Is! Remembering Sister Mary Leola Oliver, B.V.M. / Mercedes McCambridge -- Life Flows through the Dream / Blanche Marie Gallagher -- Tale of Two Mundeleins, 1947-1951 / Mary Alma Sullivan -- Working with the People: The Religious Studies Department, 1957-1991 / Carol Frances Jegen -- Class Apart: B.V.M. Sister Students at Mundelein College, 1957-1971 / Ann M. Harrington -- New Dean Sweeps Clean, or Adventures with the Academic Dean / Gloria Callaci -- Remembering 1962-1969 / Joan Frances Crowley -- Golden Age of Mundelein College: A Memoir, 1962-1969 / Norbert Hruby -- Progressive Bunch, 1969-1979: An Interview with David Orr / Elizabeth Fraterrigo -- "Damned Average Raisers": The Continuing Education Program / Marianne M. Littau -- Joy of Learning, 1987-1994 / Tomi Shimojima -- Reinventing Mundelein: Birthing the Weekend College, 1974 / Mary Griffin -- College on the Curve, 1967-1997 / Michael Fortune -- Mundelein College: Catholic Substance, Ecumenical Ethos, 1976-1991 / Stephen A. Schmidt -- Reminiscences of a Mundelein Junkie / David Block -- Moving West of Raynor, or "What's a Good Lutheran Girl Like You Doing at a Catholic Graduate School Like This?" 1985-1990 / Nancy Bartels -- Mundelein College Baccalaureate Address, June 9, 1991 / Mary Griffin -- Afterword / Mary Nowesnick.
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City of the Century: the Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

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book, Miller
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2003
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Introduction: City of dreamers and doers. -- Discovery. The priest and the explorer ; Joliet's dream. -- "Didn't expect no town" Wild Chicago ; Banishing the past. -- Ogden's Chicago. The founder ; A prairie aristocracy ; The grid and the balloon frame. -- The great Chicago exchange engine. The big junction ; The mechanical man ; Stacker of wheat and wood, packer of pork. -- Empire city of the West. Chicago against nature ; City of extremes. -- My lost city. The Great Fire ; Unapproachable in calamity. -- Introduction: Let us build ourselves a city. -- That astonishing Chicago. "Grander and statelier than ever" ; America's city. -- The Chicago machine. Empires of order and blood ; A fortress of oppression ; The Pullman idea ; Steel rails to country kitchens. -- The streetcar city. Palaces of desire ; The Loop ; City and suburb ; Sunday in Chicago. -- Stories in stone and steel. Something new under the sun ; Burnham and Root ; The major's birdcage ; Factories in the sky. -- Sullivan and civic renewal. The Auditorium ; A proud and soaring thing. -- The new Chicago. Burnham's White city ; Hutchinson's three-ring circus ; Harper's university ; The social defense of caste ; The new Chicago woman ; Cleansing the city. -- The battle for Chicago. Politics "ain't bean bag" ; Why the ward boss rules ; Haymarket ; It's Harrison again. -- 1893. The Fair ; The "Gomorrah of the West" ; Stories of the streets and of the town. -- After the Fair. If Christ came to Chicago! ; Regeneration.
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Originally published in hardcover in 1996. Companion edition to the American Experience presentation on PBS.

Chicago Surface Lines: an Illustrated History

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book, Lind
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1979
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3rd
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Comprehensive history of the electric street railways that provided transportation for most Chicagoans for over fifty years. At one point in the 1930s, the Chicago Surface Lines was the world's largest street railway, carrying more daily passengers than all the nation's railroads and airlines combined. It also had a large fleet of buses and trolley coaches. This book provides a detailed look at every aspect of the CSL, including descriptions of each class of cars and each route. Covers MOW equipment, car barns, paint schemes, corporate rivals, and employee training. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With maps, equipment rosters, timetables, and schematic diagrams. End papers show system maps.
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Abstract from amazon. Publisher is in Park Forest.
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0934732000
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Chicago Confidential

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book, Lait
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1950
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Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city. Of vital importance to every Chicagoan, it will also have enormous interest to every American. From swanky Lake Shore Drive to the squalid nests of perversion, Lait and Mortimer reveal the Chicago that's not in the guidebooks.
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The Gangs of Chicago

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book, Asbury
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1986
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The story of Chicago's golden age of crime climaxes with a dramatic account of the careers of the "biggest of the Big Shots": Big Jim Colosimo, Terrible Johnny Torrio, and the elusive Al Capone. Discover how Chicago's underworld earned-- and kept-- its reputation. Asbury reveals live as it was lived in the Criminal districts of the Levee, Hell's Half-Acre, the Bad Lands, and the Black Hole. His description of Chicago infamous red light district vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago.
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John Lavalie

The Chicago "L"

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book, Borzo, Greg
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2007
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Discover the world-famous Chicago “L”—in all its grit and glory. The thundering “L” is one of Chicago's most enduring icons. Operating 247 since 1892, it is not only an antique but a working antique. More than 10 billion people have ridden the “L,” which now carries half a million people a day over 222 miles of track. The heavy, rumbling “L” has a light side too. It is sought out by tourists, featured in major motion pictures, enjoyed by wideeyed kids, photographed by admirers, and studied by historians. Meanwhile, both the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago History Museum have recently enshrined Chicago “L” cars as the showpiece of major permanent exhibits. The Chicago “L” shows how the early “L” lines helped to build Chicago as well as how today's “L” helps to revitalize neighborhoods and tie the city together. Over the past 100 years, the “L” has survived numerous attempts to tear it down. Today its future is secure. New services are being added and new lines planned. This educating and entertaining book brings the tenacious “L” to life.
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William Lavalie

The Dignity of Resistance

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3770 S. Wentworth Ave.
60609 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Feldman, Roberta M.
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2004
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"The Dignity of Resistance chronicles the four decade history of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing residents' grassroots activism. This comprehensive case study explores why and how these African-American women creatively and effectively engaged in organizing efforts to resist increasing government disinvestment in public housing and the threat of demolition." *
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*abstract taken from https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/dignity-of-resistance/BB7AB99A73ED5A1C89DB3C4E8F86B80C#fndtn-information
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9780521596862

Street Play and Other Activities of Our Youth

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3950 W North Avenue
60647 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Grundy, Russ
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2004
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Street Play and Other Activities of Our Youth is a memoir by Russ Grundy about activities that he took part in while growing up in Chicago in the 1940's.
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