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  • Vanishing Edenby Michael Maly; Heather Dalmage

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    For many whites, desegregation initially felt like an attack on their community. But how has the process of racial change affected whites? understanding of community and race? In Vanishing Eden, Michael Maly and Heather Dalmage provide an intriguing analysis of the experiences and memories of whites who lived in Chicago neighborhoods experiencing... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou covers the final, decisive campaigns of May-July, 1863, for control of the Mississippi River Valley but argues that events west of the Mississippi were as important as those occurring on the eastern shore.  Culminating in the sieges of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Union efforts also included a determination to liberate?and arm?as... more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • The Sangamo Frontierby Robert Mazrim

    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...

  • Secessionby Thomas H. Naylor; Kirkpatrick Sale

    Feral House 2008; US$ 11.99

    A major new American political movement expresses its rationales and goals. more...

  • Black on the Blockby Mary Pattillo

    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.             There was... more...

  • The Wagon and Other Stories from the Cityby Martin Preib

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    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 book follows... more...

  • New Philadelphiaby Paul Shackel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • White Field, Black Sheepby Daiva Markelis

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Her parents never really explained what a D.P. was. Years later Daiva Markelis learned that ?displaced person? was the designation bestowed upon European refugees like her mom and dad who fled communist Lithuania after the war. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, though, Markelis had only heard the name T.P. , since her folks pronounced... more...

  • Land of Hopeby James R. Grossman

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Grossman?s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement. more...