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  • Vanishing Edenby Michael Maly; Heather Dalmage

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    For many whites, desegregation initially felt like an attack on their community. But how has the process of racial change affected whites? understanding of community and race? In Vanishing Eden, Michael Maly and Heather Dalmage provide an intriguing analysis of the experiences and memories of whites who lived in Chicago neighborhoods experiencing... more...

  • A New Deal for Bronzevilleby Lionel Kimble

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the Great Migration of the 1920s and 1930s, southern African Americans flocked to the South Side Chicago community of Bronzeville, the cultural, political, social, and economic hub of African American life in the city, if not the Midwest. The area soon became the epicenter of community activism as working-class African Americans struggled for... more...

  • Not For Tourists Illustrated Guide to Chicagoby Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2015; US$ 12.99

    A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the Windy City. This brand-new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering quick snapshots of each neighborhood from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through and you?ll immediately... more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Presenting fifty Abraham Lincoln stories?some familiar and beloved, some fresh and unexpected? Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln?s Springfield is a carefully researched, richly illustrated guide to the Springfield, Illinois, locations on the Looking for Lincoln Story Trail. Created by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, this trail... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou:  Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story, the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations.  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn is a neighborhood-by neighborhood map-based approach to New York?s most dynamic borough. The Brooklyn guide covers sixteen neighborhoods, with information on services and entertainment venues: everything from restaurants, movie theaters, bagel shops, and bars to landmarks, art galleries, transportation, and parks.... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 21.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago?s art scene.... more...

  • The Life and Death of Gus Reedby Thomas Bahde

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman?s March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief,... 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...

  • Chronicles of Old Chicagoby Adam Selzer

    Museyon 2014; US$ 14.99

    Discover the fascinating history of Chicago?home to Barack Obama, Al Capone, the Chicago Cubs, politicians, mobsters, and more?told through 24 dramatic true stories. Known as an expert on Chicago?s folklore and crime stories, Adam Selzer takes readers through Chicago?s history from the 1800s to the present with tales of the politicians, eccentrics,... more...