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  • Packing Them Inby Sylvia Hood Washington

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    Sylvia Hood Washington's Packing Them In is an intriguing overview of the intersection of race, ethnicity, and environmentalism. The book confronts orthodox views about environmental justice and environmental racism, calling upon all of us to take adeeper, more historically informed look at an important contemporary subject.... more...

  • C Is for Chicagoby Maria Kernahan; Michael Schafbuch

    Dry Climate Studios 2013; US$ 7.99

    A is for the Art Institute where the lions stand proud. They guard the precious art inside and welcome the crowd. B is for Chicago Blues, the sound heard on the street. Jam with a harmonica and keep time with your feet. C is for Chicago, Second City and Third Coast. From the lakefront to the skyscrapers it's a city with the most. And so the story... 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...

  • 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$ 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 book follows... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicagoby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago will lead you through the best attractions the city has to offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from Lincoln Park Zoo to the Art Institute of Chicago. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions... 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...

  • 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...