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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten.... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.99
Frommer’s Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer’s Complete Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format. Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn’t want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
In Black on the Block , Mary Pattillo—a Newsweek Woman of the 21st Century—uses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago’s North Kenwood–Oakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America. ... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.00
Martin Preib is an officer in the Chicago Police Department—a beat cop whose first assignment as a rookie policeman was working on the wagon that picks up the dead. Inspired by Preib’s daily life on the job, The Wagon and Other Stories from the City chronicles the outer and inner lives of both a Chicago cop and the city itself. The... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 20.00
From the stunning views atop skyscraping Sears Tower to the bustling year-round playground that is Navy Pier, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is the definitive handbook to the incredible array of attractions Chicago has to offer. Packed with photographs and illustrations to guide you through the city's turbulent political and innovative musical history,... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95
New Philadelphia, Illinois, was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, a Kentucky slave who purchased his own freedom and then acquired land on the prairie for establishing a new?and integrated?community. McWorter sold property to other freed slaves and to whites, and used the proceeds to buy his family out of slavery. The town population reached 160,... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Walk the streets of Chicago and discover why the town that brought us Michael Jordan, Al Capone, and Oprah is anything but a ?Second City.? Chicago?s diverse neighborhoods represent a true melting pot of America?from Little Italy to Greektown, Chinatown to New Chinatown, and La Villita to the Ukrainian Village. It?s also the most walkable city in... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Genealogist Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of quirky family stories and strange ancestors rooted out by amateur and professional family historians. Each lively entry tells the story behind each discovery and then offers a brief insight into how the researcher found and then followed up their leads, revealing a range of chance... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 23.00
Chicago in the 1920s: Clark Street was the citys last Swedetown, a narrow corridor of weather-beaten storefronts, coal yards, and taverns running along the north side of the city and the locus of Swedish community life in Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. It represented a way station for a generation of working-class immigrants... more...