History

Chicago Surface Lines: an Illustrated History

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book, Lind
Date: 
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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English
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0934732000
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Chicago Confidential

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book, Lait
Date: 
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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English
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The Gangs of Chicago

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book, Asbury
Date: 
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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English
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1560254548
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John Lavalie

The Chicago "L"

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book, Borzo, Greg
Date: 
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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9780738551005
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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.
Date: 
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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English
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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
Date: 
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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Power Places

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Collection of color photographs from Chicago artist, Joseph Wilcox, said to be capturing Huldufolk, or hidden people. According to Icelandic folkore, the Huldufolk live among and protect the country's boulders, hills, and lava fields.
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