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  • Looking Backwardby Walter Roth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    The history of Jews in Chicago is a fascinating, complex and largely unknown story. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Walter Roth, much of this history has been preserved. Now, for the first time, this material has been distilled into a single volume, chronicling events and people from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II. There... more...

  • Indianapolisby M. Teresa Baer

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 8.95

    The booklet opens with the Delaware Indians prior to 1818. White Americans quickly replaced the natives. Germanic people arrived during the mid-nineteenth century. African American indentured servants and free blacks migrated to Indianapolis. After the Civil War, southern blacks poured into the city. Fleeing war and political unrest, thousands of eastern... more...

  • A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbusby Bob Hunter; Lucy S. Wolfe

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 12.00

    A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus invites Columbus?s families to rediscover their city with a treasure trove of stories from its past and suggests to visitors and new residents many interesting places that they might not otherwise find. This new book is certain to amuse and inform for years to come. 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...

  • Ragged Gloryby Ray Hartley

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    As a leading political journalist and newspaper editor, Hartley had the best seat in the house for the unfolding drama of the new South Africa, as well as privileged access to many key players, including Nelson Mandela himself. Admirably concise but rich in detail, drawing on a wide spectrum of interviews, documents and experiences, Ragged Glory offers... more...

  • Touring Vermont's Scenic Roadsby Kenneth Aiken

    Down East Books 1993; US$ 9.99

    Vermont is quintessential New England: lovely farms and villages, and curving roads and rolling mountains. Native Vermonter Ken Aiken reveals the best routes and includes fascinating history and anecdotes. more...

  • Fun with the Family Illinoisby Lori Meek Schuldt

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the FamilyáIllinoisá features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practicalátips about traveling with your little ones. more...

  • Day Trips« from Chicagoby Elisa Drake

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Chicago. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discoveráwithin a two-hour drive of theáChicago metro area. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips fromáChicago helps makes the most of a brief getaway. 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...

  • It Happened in Chicagoby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Twenty to thirty episodes from the history of Chicago, including memorable events such as the great fire and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, but also featuring lesser-known tales. more...