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  • Philip Hoffby Samuel B. Hand; Anthony Marro; Stephen C. Terry

    Castleton State College 2011; US$ 24.99

    This is the story of one of the most exciting and important periods in Vermont history, and of the man most responsible for shaping it more...

  • Diaspora and Class Consciousnessby Shanshan Lan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book is an ethnographic study of the multi-linear process of racial knowledge formation among a relatively invisible population in the Chinese American community in Chicago, namely the working class. Shanshan Lan defines "Chinese immigrant workers" as Chinese immigrants with limited English language skills who work primarily at low-skill, blue-collar... more...

  • The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinoisby Nancy M. Beasley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist... more...

  • First Sonby Keith Koeneman

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    "Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. 'Simply put, it's time,' he said."  New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years,... more...

  • Great American Cityby Robert J. Sampson; William Julius Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary... more...

  • Mayor 1%by Kari Lydersen

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 17.99

    Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent. more...

  • Brothers Emanuelby Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Halban 2013; US$ 9.99

    "This delightful memoir is a deeply personal tale of one family, but it's also about much larger things: America and tribal identity, love and rivalry, and the moral lessons to be learned as you grow up." Walter Isaacson For years, people have been asking Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel... more...

  • Daleyby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating study of Richard M. Daley, an iconic politician whose decisions and policies have directly shaped Chicago as we know it today. more...

  • Crucibles of Black Empowermentby Jeffrey Helgeson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The term ?community organizer? was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn?t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn?t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In... more...

  • Freedom's Ballotby Margaret Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...