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  • Peaceful Places: Chicagoby Anne Ford

    Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 13.95

    The fourth in a new series, each one set in a U.S. metropolis, Peaceful Places: Chicago leads the reader on an unexpected path. Author Anne Ford uncovers hidden pockets of relaxation throughout the windy city. Her unique guide reveals the surprising gardens, vistas, sanctuaries, café respites, and neighborhood strolls that make up Chicago communities... more...

  • City Watchby Jon Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 2001; US$ 20.00

    In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune... more...

  • Chicago's Most Wanted™by Laura L. Enright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2005; US$ 6.95

    One book that “won’t let you down” more...

  • 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$ 44.95

    This project adopts an interracial framework in studying the convergence and divergence of minority experiences in a highly racialized urban setting, treating the Chinese immigrant experience as a pivot through which to examine the complex process of the multiracial transformation of white majority neighborhoods. But it also goes beyond the hegemonic... 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...

  • Working the Boundariesby Nicholas De Genova

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 89.95

    An ethnographic study of transnational migration, racialization, labor subordination, and citizenship in Chicago's Mexican migrant community. more...

  • Mayor 1%by Kari Lydersen

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    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$ 8.74

    "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...

  • Governor Richard Ogilvieby Taylor Pensoneau

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Although serious scandal erupted in Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie’s administration— eight hundred thousand dollars mysteriously appearing in Secretary of State Paul Powell’s shoe boxes and other hiding places, the downfall of two Supreme Court justices for questionable stock dealings, corruption surrounding the Illinois State... more...