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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95
Despite being combined in census data, there are divisions between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the United States. This book examines how constructions of Latino self and otherness interact with America's white/black racial consciousness. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00
An exploration of the brutal East St. Louis race riot of 1917, and the city and community that gave rise to it. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 60.00
Jacalyn D. Harden examines the Japanese American community of Chicago?s Far North Side to form an innovative new framework for looking at race, identity, and political change. The result is a compelling and surprising account of racial interactions, one that clarifies the complex interweaving between black and Asian lives and reclaims a lost history... more...
- University of Chicago Press 1994; US$ 27.00
Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 24.99
In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline?a victim of the Depression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores early Depression-era politics on Chicago's South Side. The economic crisis caused diverse responses from groups in the black community,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Numerous studies have documented the transnational experiences and local activities of Chinese immigrants in California and New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Less is known about the vibrant Chinese American community that developed at the same time in Chicago. In this sweeping account, Huping Ling offers the first comprehensive... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 21.00
Ellen Steinberg?s Irma, painstakingly crafted out of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein?s voluminous writings, gives us an inspiring and richly rewarding account of the life and times of an active, socially engaged woman who devoted herself to her family and her community over the course of a long and full life. Irma (1871-1966) was born in Chicago?just before... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 12.00
Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago , coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 32.95
Harold Washington’s historic and improbable victory over the vaunted Chicago political machine shook up American politics. The election of the enigmatic yet engaging Washington led to his serving five tumultuous years as the city’s first black mayor. He fashioned an uneasy but potent multiracial coalition that today still stands as a... more...