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From Back Of The Yards To The College Classroom, Dominic Pacyga, David Gerber, Alan Kraut Dec 2012

From Back Of The Yards To The College Classroom, Dominic Pacyga, David Gerber, Alan Kraut

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


The Hardscrabble Roots Of The Daley Machine: Bridgeport And The Rise Of Richard J. Daley, Dominic Pacyga Jan 2012

The Hardscrabble Roots Of The Daley Machine: Bridgeport And The Rise Of Richard J. Daley, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

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Polish Immigrants And Chicago's Progressive Parks: Creating Public Space In The City, Dominic Pacyga, Agnieszka Malek, Dorota Praszalowicz Dec 2011

Polish Immigrants And Chicago's Progressive Parks: Creating Public Space In The City, Dominic Pacyga, Agnieszka Malek, Dorota Praszalowicz

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


Chicago: A Biography, Dominic Pacyga Apr 2011

Chicago: A Biography, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a “City on the Make.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it the “City of Big Shoulders.” Upton Sinclair christened it “The Jungle,” while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it “the Second City.”

At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography, historian Dominic Pacyga traces the storied past of his hometown, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city’s great industrialists, reformers, and politicians—and, indeed, the many not-so-great ...


Responding To The Second Ghetto: Chicago's Joe Smith And Sin Corner, Dominic Pacyga Dec 2010

Responding To The Second Ghetto: Chicago's Joe Smith And Sin Corner, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

World War Two and its aftermath transformed Chicago's African American community. The Great Migration entered a second and more intense phase as black migrants flooded into Northern cities. This massive relocation of Southern blacks resulted in the expansion and reformulation of Chicago's ghettoes on both the West and South Sides of the city. The question of a response to this Second Ghetto from African Americans themselves presents itself. White politicians, cultural elites and businessmen still controlled the city and could impose their will on its neighborhoods simply redrawing ghetto boundaries to reflect the new realities of the postwar ...


Polish Immigrants And Chicago's Progressive Parks: Creating Public Space In The City, Dominic Pacyga May 2010

Polish Immigrants And Chicago's Progressive Parks: Creating Public Space In The City, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


Ethnic Chicago: The Development Of A Global City, Dominic Pacyga May 2008

Ethnic Chicago: The Development Of A Global City, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


Chicago Slaughterhouse To The World, Dominic Pacyga, Paula Lee Dec 2007

Chicago Slaughterhouse To The World, Dominic Pacyga, Paula Lee

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


The Busiest, The Most Dangerous, The Dan Ryan Expressway, Dominic Pacyga, Jay Wolke Oct 2004

The Busiest, The Most Dangerous, The Dan Ryan Expressway, Dominic Pacyga, Jay Wolke

Dominic Pacyga

Cutting across Chicago’s South Side in a broad swath of concrete, steel, and overpasses, the Dan Ryan Expressway is one of America’s busiest, and perhaps most chaotic highways. Yet underneath the cacophony of its ten lanes lies an intriguing world of urban ecology and human networks. In The Dan Ryan Expressway, artist and photographer Jay Wolke unearths an ecosystem unto itself that weaves human and industrial elements into an essential feature of Chicago’s identity.

Between 1981 and 1985, Wolke shot thousands of photographs on and along the Dan Ryan during the day and night, traveling up and ...


The Murder Of Alvin Palmer: Polish Americans, Assimilation, Juvenile Delinquency, And Racial Violence In 1950s Chicago, Dominic Pacyga Jan 2002

The Murder Of Alvin Palmer: Polish Americans, Assimilation, Juvenile Delinquency, And Racial Violence In 1950s Chicago, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


Moving On Up: Chicago's Bungalows And The American Dream, Dominic Pacyga, Charles Shanabruch Dec 2000

Moving On Up: Chicago's Bungalows And The American Dream, Dominic Pacyga, Charles Shanabruch

Dominic Pacyga

The Chicago Bungalow is more than a housing style indigenous to the city. It epitomizes Chicago's work ethic and its rewards for successive waves of ethnic newcomers to the city since the early 20th century. In this book, the Chicago Architecture Foundation interprets both the design and the meaning of these homes, in keeping with CAF's mission to raise awareness of Chicago's architectural legacy. After 1915, new neighborhoods appeared across the prairie. The Chicago-style bungalow came to both dominate and symbolize these areas. A one and one-half story single-family freestanding home, it included such conveniences as electricity ...


Chicago: A Historical Guide To Neighborhoods, Dominic Pacyga, Glen Holt Nov 1979

Chicago: A Historical Guide To Neighborhoods, Dominic Pacyga, Glen Holt

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.