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link to catalog page, Peace and Bread in Time of War Author: Jane Addams
Pub Date: August 2002

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link to catalog page BRUNS, Preacher

Preacher

Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism

Author: Roger A. Bruns
Pub Date: March 2002

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link to catalog page BOLOTIN, The World's Columbian Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893

Author: Norman Bolotin and Christine Laing
Pub Date: July 2002

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link to catalog page HAYCRAFT, Yellow Steel

Yellow Steel

The Story of the Earthmoving Equipment Industry

Author: William R. Haycraft
Pub Date: 2002

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link to catalog page QUAIFE, Chicago and the Old Northwest, 1673-1835 Author: Milo Milton Quaife
Pub Date: May 2001

This grand study surveys the emergence of Chicago from the swamps of southern Lake Michigan to the expulsion of the last Indian settlements. Pioneering historian Quaife, the first to document Chicago’s founding by a black man, traces Chicago from an outpost on the frontier to being the crossroads of American commerce.   learn more...

link to catalog page LEWIS, An Early Encounter with Tomorrow

An Early Encounter with Tomorrow

Europeans, Chicago's Loop, and the World's Columbian Exposition

Author: Arnold Lewis
Pub Date: February 2001

For the first time in sixty years, Chicago and the development of Chicago’s Loop at a crucial and formative stage, is examined in light of its appearance, pace, and economic drive in a shattering encounter between Old-World assumptions and New-World realities.   learn more...

link to catalog page FERBER, Fanny Herself Author: Edna Ferber
Pub Date: May 2001

This intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town is the most autobiographical of Pulitzer Prize-winning Ferber’s novels, full of fine, full-blown, and fascinating characters. (UofI’s paperback reprint of Ferber’s So Big has sold close to 7000 copies!)   learn more...

link to catalog page SHUMAN, Favorite Dishes

Favorite Dishes

A Columbian Autograph Souvenir Cookery Book

Author: Compiled by Carrie V. Shuman
Pub Date: January 2001

Favorite Dishes affords an unusual and interesting look into the way the early women’s movement used conventional means to manipulate their way into a man’s world, and provides insight into how food, women, and American attitudes were changing at the end of a century.   learn more...

link to catalog page JENSEN, Illinois

Illinois

A History

Author: Richard J. Jensen
Pub Date: October 2001

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link to catalog page PLUMMER, Lincoln's Rail-Splitter

Lincoln's Rail-Splitter

Governor Richard J. Oglesby

Author: Mark A. Plummer
Pub Date: June 2001

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