History

Chicago: City on the Make

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book, Algren
Date: 
1987
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Introduction / by Studs Terkel -- The hustlers -- Are you a Christian? -- The silver-colored yesterday -- Love is for barflies -- Bright faces opf tomorrow -- No more giants -- Nobody knows where O'Connor went -- Afterword : the people of these parts : a survey of modern mid-American letters.
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English
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0226013847
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John Lavalie

City of the Century: the Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

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book, Miller
Date: 
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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0684831384
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Originally published in hardcover in 1996. Companion edition to the American Experience presentation on PBS.

An (Abridged) History of Resisting Police Violence in Harlem

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zine, Kaba Mariame
Date: 
2012
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Volume: 
3
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"This pamphlet illustrates how police violence in fact engendered resistance from Blacks in cities like Harlem. Harlem became the epicenter of black New York and perhaps even black America at the turn of the 20th century. In Harlem, tensions with the police were a permanent part of life. In 1943, a riot was triggered by a police officer's mistreatment of a young woman. In 1957, Malcolm X came to a national prominence following an incident of police brutality. In 1964, Harlem once again went up in flames after another incident of police mistreatment of local residents. This pamphlet will focus on these three episodes to provide some perspective about the history of police violence in New York City and particularly in Harlem in the mid-20th century. The topics are covered in an introductory manner and additional information is provided at the end for those who want to focus more in-depth." (Abstract taken from page 1).
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English
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Date was estimated based on context
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Chicago: a Biography

Catalog Number: 
book,Pacyga
Date: 
2009
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"Chicago traces the city's storied past, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city's great industrialists, reformers, and politicians - and, indeed, the many not-so-great and downright notorious - animate this book, from Al Capone and Jane Addams to Mayor Richard J. Daley."--Inside jacket.
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English
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1. Location, location, location. The French -- Point de Sable and the coming of the Americans -- The Yankees, the canal, and the railroads -- Ethnic diversity -- Lake Street that great street -- 2. Emporium of the West. Early industry -- Growth problems -- The threat of war -- The Civil War -- The wartime economy -- The industrial new age -- The new relationship between workers and owners -- 3. The era of urban chaos. A wooden immigrant city on the prairie -- The great Chicago fire -- The clash between labor and capital -- The capital of radicalism -- Haymarket -- The Loop: a dark vision of the future -- The levee -- 4. Reacting to chaos: Pullman, the west side, and the Loop. The west side: the communal response -- The elite response: George Pullman -- The middle-class reform response: Jane Addams -- The Loop: an architectural response -- The Columbian exposition -- Paradise lost: the Pullman strike -- 5. The progressive and not so progressive city. The continued clash of social classes -- Chicago's progressive politics -- The progressive accomplishment -- Green spaces for the poor and great plans -- The problem of housing the poor -- Big Bill Thompson and the end of progressivism -- 6. The immigrant capital and World War I. Immigrant city -- World War I -- Poison, hysteria, politics, and ethnic conflict -- World War I and the labor movement -- The great migration -- 1919: annus mirabilis -- 7. Twentieth-century metropolis. The attack on immigrants -- The bungalow and the new ethnic metropolis -- Black metropolis -- Popular culture -- The automobile -- Gangland -- 8. Years of crises: depression and war. Unemployment -- Anton Cermak and the birth of the democratic machine -- Kelly-Nash: a new democratic day -- The urge to organize: neighborhoods -- The urge to organize: labor -- World War II: emporium of the United Nations -- 9. Chicago after the war: changing times. The postwar Democrats -- The problem of race -- Englewood: Angeline Jackson's neighborhood -- Ted Swigon's back of the yards: a shifting landscape -- Reaction to change -- Arguing over urban renewal -- Violence: the murder of Alvin Palmer -- Postwar suburbs -- Deindustrialization: the stockyards -- 10. Daley's city. Building the modern city: public housing and expressways -- Daley's prime -- Black Chicago -- 1968: the whole world is watching -- 11. Apocalypse "now" or regeneration? The tragedy of Michael Bilandic -- Deindustrialization: phase two -- Seeds of a new Loop -- Jane Byrne and the politics of angst -- 1983: It's Harold! -- The second Daley -- Shifts in the economy and immigration -- Still the city of immigrants -- A city transformed? race and class in the global city -- Transforming Chicago and America.
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0226644316
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John Lavalie

Granta: The Magazine of New Writing, Issue 108

Images of America: Downers Grove Revisited

Location

60515 Downers Grove
United States
US
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Book, Dunham, Montrew
Date: 
2003
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The local history of Downers Grove, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
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English
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9780738531953
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Www.arcadiapublishing.com

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Chicago Publishers Gallery

The Point, Issue Twelve

The Point, Issue Eleven

The Point, Issue Eight

Location

2 N La Salle St. #2300
60602 Chicago
United States
42° 58' 10.1532" N, 86° 31' 41.952" W
US
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Journal, The Point, Issue Eight
Date: 
Summer 2014
Issue: 
Eight
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English
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Chicago based journal published twice a year. Contains essays, literary reviews, and a symposium of photographs and essays investigating the intersections of art, science, and history
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9780983913283

Illinois: A Descriptive and Historical Guide

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Book, Hansen
Date: 
1974
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Third
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This new, completely revised and updated edition of a major unit of the famous American Guide Series provides a comprehensive survey of the great industrial, economic, and social changes that are sweeping the Land of Lincoln, a state that cherishes the memorials of its past and lives by the technology of the nuclear age. Here are recorded how a great railroad empire the largest air center of the Mid-continent; how a state that leads in the production of soybeans built the world's tallest skyscraper. In Illinois democratic energy finds its most typically American expression. [from flap copy]
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0803833814
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