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  • Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacánby Xóchitl Bada

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán , Xóchitl Bada reveals how Mexican hometown associations, groups consisting of immigrants from the same small towns, have become a surprisingly powerful force for mobilizing social change in both the United States and Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of... more...

  • Looking Backwardby Walter Roth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    The history of Jews in Chicago is a fascinating, complex and largely unknown story. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Walter Roth, much of this history has been preserved. Now, for the first time, this material has been distilled into a single volume, chronicling events and people from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II. There... more...

  • Civil War Chicagoby Theodore J. Karamanski; Eileen M. McMahon

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation and promoting a ?hard war? policy against Southern civilians, but they supported the troops materially through production of military supplies... more...

  • Fun with the Family Illinoisby Lori Meek Schuldt

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Illinois  features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones. more...

  • The Life and Death of Gus Reedby Thomas Bahde

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman?s March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief,... more...

  • It Happened in Chicagoby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Scotti McAuliff Cohn is a writer and freelance editor specializing in history and young-adult fiction. Her other books include It Happened in North Carolina and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women. After living for more than twenty years in North Carolina, she now makes her home in Bloomington, Illinois. more...

  • Illinois Off the Beaten Path®by Lyndee Henderson

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Lyndee Jobe Henderson is a freelance writer and lifelong student of Illinois history. She has authored several books on her favorite subjects, including More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women. more...

  • It Happened in Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored seven Nevada-related books. A former Director of Advertising and Public Relations for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, he was selected as a 2007 recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award. He resides in Macomb, Illinois, with his wife and two children.... more...

  • Illinois Curiositiesby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored seven Nevada-related books. A former Director of Advertising and Public Relations for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, he was selected as a 2007 recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award. more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago Historyby Adam Selzer; William Griffith

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of the Windy City through their deeds and misdeeds.   Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features twenty-five short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the... more...