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The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York

The Flash Press

Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York

University of Chicago Press (2008)
CA$23.89

Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the...

Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940

Slumming

Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940

University of Chicago Press (2008)
CA$34.70

During Prohibition, “Harlem was the ‘in’ place to go for music and booze,” recalled the African...

Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960

Making the Second Ghetto

Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960

University of Chicago Press (2009)
CA$29.05

In Making the Second Ghetto , Arnold Hirsch argues that in the post-depression years Chicago was a...

Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities

Segregation

A Global History of Divided Cities

University of Chicago Press (2012)
CA$27.83

When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American...

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Blueprint for Disaster

The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

University of Chicago Press (2009)
CA$29.87

Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago’s public housing projects once had long waiting lists...

In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

In the Shadow of Slavery

African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

University of Chicago Press (2004)
CA$36.31

"The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in...

Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Building a Market

The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

University of Chicago Press (2012)
CA$59.73

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones....

Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Brown in the Windy City

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

University of Chicago Press (2012)
CA$33.89

Brown in the Windy City  is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of...

Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Chicago Made

Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

University of Chicago Press (2009)
CA$54.06

From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that...

African American Urban History since World War II
University of Chicago Press (2009)
CA$38.73

Historians have devoted surprisingly little attention to African American urban history ofthe...