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Chicago



link to catalog page, The Pekin

The Pekin

The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owned Theater

Author: Thomas Bauman
Pub Date: May 2014

A portrait of an African American cultural institution in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Picturing Illinois

Picturing Illinois

Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo

Author: John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

Reading the messages on postcards from Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2014

Assessing the roles of religion, politics, and class in the golden decade of black business   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Author: Sam Mitrani
Pub Date: January 2014

Class turmoil, labor, and law and order in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page MICHAEL, The Architecture of Barry Byrne

The Architecture of Barry Byrne

Taking the Prairie School to Europe

Author: Vincent L. Michael
Pub Date: July 2013

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's earliest apprentices, a visionary of modern Catholic church buildings   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago River Bridges Author: Patrick T. McBriarty
Pub Date: October 2013

A photographic guidebook to Chicago's amazing moveable bridges   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 Author: Thomas Leslie
Pub Date: June 2013

A detailed tour, inside and out, of Chicago's distinctive towers from an earlier age   learn more...

link to catalog page, Citizens in the Present

Citizens in the Present

Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Author: Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, and Norma Del Río
Pub Date: August 2013

A transnational study of active and engaged urban youth   learn more...

link to catalog page, Organized Crime in Chicago

Organized Crime in Chicago

Beyond the Mafia

Author: Robert M. Lombardo
Pub Date: January 2013

Explaining Chicago's mix of crime, corruption, and politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

A Century of Progress

Author: Cheryl R. Ganz
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2012

From fan dancers to fan belts--the compelling, untold stories of Chicago's 1933 world fair   learn more...

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