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History, State & Local



link to catalog page, Corrupt Illinois

Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Author: Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Pub Date: February 2015

Kindling a fire to clear the tangled undergrowth of Illinois politics   learn more...
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link to catalog page CUTLER, The Jews of Chicago

The Jews of Chicago

From Shtetl to Suburb

Author: Irving Cutler
Pub Date: Cloth: 1996; Paper: 2009

The fascinating, fully illustrated story of Chicago's vibrant Jewish community   learn more...
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link to catalog page TROTTER, Black Milwaukee

Black Milwaukee

The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45

Author: Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Pub Date: November 2007

An updated version of a fiery classic   learn more...
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link to catalog page DUIS, Challenging Chicago

Challenging Chicago

Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920

Author: Perry R. Duis
Pub Date: 2007

Hard lives and how they were lived in old Chicago   learn more...
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link to catalog page WONG, American Paper Son

American Paper Son

A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest

Author: Wayne Hung Wong
Pub Date: December 2006

A captivating look at a hidden chapter in Chinese American history   learn more...
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link to catalog page CARRIGAN, The Making of a Lynching Culture

The Making of a Lynching Culture

Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

Author: William D. Carrigan
Pub Date: 2006

How a culture of violence legitimized lynching among ordinary people   learn more...
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link to catalog page, High Mountains Rising

High Mountains Rising

Appalachia in Time and Place

Author: Edited by Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen
Pub Date: May 2004

A collection of 14 original essays covering the major issues in Appalachian history and culture   learn more...
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link to catalog page TISHLER, Midwestern Landscape Architecture Author: Edited by William H. Tishler
Pub Date: 2004

Richly illustrated and readable, this is the first historical overview of landscape architecture in the Midwest   learn more...
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link to catalog page CARROLL, Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football Author: John M. Carroll
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2004

To understand the forces that helped create the modern superstar athlete, begin with Red Grange   learn more...
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link to catalog page CHA-JUA, America's First Black Town

America's First Black Town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

Author: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Pub Date: 2002

The courageous story of the first all-Black free town in the United States   learn more...
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