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  • 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...

  • Myths and Mysteries of Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Myths and Mysteries of Illinois explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Lincoln?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Illinois history. more...

  • It Happened in Chicagoby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Twenty to thirty episodes from the history of Chicago, including memorable events such as the great fire and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, but also featuring lesser-known tales. more...

  • Illinois Off the Beaten Path®by Lyndee Henderson

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Completely new tenth edition! Illinois Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Illinois Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled... more...

  • It Happened in Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Hoosier State. From the 1908 race riots in Springfield to Ron Blagojevich's impeachment in 2009, this book will cover a wide range of Illinois history. more...

  • Illinois Curiositiesby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Prairie State has to offer! 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... 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...