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  • Oddball Illinoisby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this updated edition, it?s plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder. Where there was once just a single Popeye statue in downstate Chester, today the town has monuments to Olive Oyl, Swee? Pea, Bluto, the Sea Hag, and more. The creepy Piasa Bird petroglyph on the bluff in Alton now has a roadside pullout with picnic tables,... more...

  • Chicago Livesby Chicago Tribune; Bill Parker

    Triumph Books 2006; US$ 11.99

    A unique journey through the 20th century in Chicago, this work reveals the characters whose lives put an indelible stamp on the city. Some were famous, like Richard J. Daley and Harold Washington, while others were infamous or unacknowledged, living fascinating lives that helped shape the city while remaining anonymous at the same time like, such... more...

  • Brown in the Windy Cityby Lilia Fernandez

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Like other industrial cities in the postwar period, Chicago underwent the dramatic population shifts that radically changed the complexion of the urban north. As African American populations grew and white communities declined throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans migrated to the city, adding a complex layer to local... 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...

  • First Sonby Keith Koeneman

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    "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... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    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$ 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 ôZeke? Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel... more...