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  • Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Editionby Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 23.75

    The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the... more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • The Sangamo Frontierby Robert Mazrim

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten.... more...

  • Frommer's Portable Chicagoby Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.99

    Frommer’s Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer’s Complete Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format. Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn’t want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories... more...

  • City with a Chanceby Frank A Aukofer

    Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    With unrest around the country and riots in Newark and Detroit, it became known as the long, hot summer of 1967. Milwaukee experienced a riot, too, and then became the biggest civil rights story in the nation as a white Catholic priest, along with a bunch of kids from the inner city, conducted marathon marches and demonstrations for an open housing... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit over the last fifty years has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges... more...

  • 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.            ... more...

  • The Wagon and Other Stories from the Cityby Martin Preib

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    Martin Preib is an officer in the Chicago Police Department—a beat cop whose first assignment as a rookie policeman was working on the wagon that picks up the dead. Inspired by Preib’s daily life on the job, The Wagon and Other Stories from the City chronicles the outer and inner lives of both a Chicago cop and the city itself. The... more...

  • Finding Fishby Antwone Q. Fisher; Mim E. Rivas

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself. Finding... more...

  • Detroitby Joe Darden

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Hub of the American auto industry and site of the celebrated Riverfront Renaissance, Detroit is also a city of extraordinary poverty, unemployment, and racial segregation. This duality in one of the mightiest industrial metropolises of twentieth-century North America is the focus of this study. Viewing the Motor City in light of sociology, geography,... more...