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  • Packing Them Inby Sylvia Hood Washington

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago's poor, working class, and ethnic minority neighborhoods?such as Back of the Yards and Bronzeville?that suffered disproportionately negative environmental impacts... more...

  • The State of Southern Illinoisby Herbert K. Russell

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History , Herbert K. Russell offers fresh interpretations of a number of important aspects of Southern Illinois history. Focusing on the area known as “Egypt,” the region  south of U.S. Route 50 from Salem south to Cairo, he begins his book with the earliest geologic formations and... more...

  • The Archaeology of Carrier Millsby Richard W. Jefferies

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Archaeological sites throughout southern Illinois provide a chronicle of the varying ways people have lived in that area during the past 10,000 years. This book focuses on the results of a five-year archaeological investigation in a 143-acre area known as the Carrier Mills Archaeo­logical District. This area, rich in archaeological treasures,... more...

  • White on Arrivalby Thomas A. Guglielmo

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late nineteenth century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and an array of primary sources in English and Italian, the author focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and colour were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. 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...

  • Frommer's Portable Chicagoby Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

    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...

  • 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.            ... more...

  • The Wagon and Other Stories from the Cityby Martin Preib

    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 Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicagoby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    The DK Eyewitness Chicago Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Chicago has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and... more...