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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Brothers Emanuelby Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Halban 2013; US$ 4.23

    "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...

  • Brown in the Windy Cityby Lilia Fernández

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Brown in the Windy City  is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects,... 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...

  • Chicagoby Dominic A. Pacyga

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a ?City on the Make.? Carl Sandburg dubbed it the ?City of Big Shoulders.? Upton Sinclair christened it ?The Jungle,? while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it ?the Second City.? At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... more...

  • Chicago Livesby The 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...

  • The Chicago Tribune Guide to Chicagoby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    The Tribune Guide to Chicago is a quick and easy introduction to what to do, where to go, and how to get there in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. more...

  • Chinese Chicagoby Huping Ling

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Numerous studies have documented the transnational experiences and local activities of Chinese immigrants in California and New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Less is known about the vibrant Chinese American community that developed at the same time in Chicago. In this sweeping account, Huping Ling offers the first comprehensive... 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...