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  • 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...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elisa Kronish; Elaine Glusac

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Chicago has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on... more...

  • History as They Lived Itby Margaret Kimball Brown; Carl J. Ekberg

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    “His­tory as They Lived It deserves to be placed within the rich context of Illinois Country historiography going back more than a century. . . . It brings together the fully ripened thoughts of a mature scholar at the very moment that students of the Illinois Country need such a book.”—from the foreword by Carl J. Ekberg Settled... more...

  • The Archaeology of Carrier Millsby Richard W. Jefferies

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Archaeological sites throughout southern Illinois provide a chronicle of the varying ways people have lived in that area during the past 10,000 years. This book focuses on the results of a five-year archaeological investigation in a 143-acre area known as the Carrier Mills Archaeo­logical District. This area, rich in archaeological treasures,... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014by Not for Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; 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... 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...

  • A Decisive Decadeby Robert B McKersie; James R Jr. Ralph

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The deeply personal story of a historic time in Chicago, Robert B. McKersie’s A Decisive Decade follows the unfolding action of the Civil Rights Movement as it played out in the Windy City. McKersie’s participation as a white activist for black rights offers a unique, firsthand viewpoint on the debates, boycotts, marches, and negotiations... more...

  • Maria's Journeyby Ramon Arredondo; Trisha Hull Arredondo

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Born into the Mexican Revolution, Maria Perez entered an arranged marriage at age fourteen to Miguel Arredondo. The couple and their tiny daughter immigrated to the United States in the 1920s, living in a boxcar while Miguel worked for a Texas railroad and eventually settling in East Chicago, Indiana, where Miguel worked for Inland Steel. Their story... 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...

  • Steel Barrioby Michael Innis-Jiménez

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Michael Innis-Jiménez  is a native of Laredo, Texas and Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama. He lives in Tuscaloosa where he working on his next book on Latino/a immigration to the American South.   In the  Culture, Labor, History  series more...