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University Of Wyoming Wool Laboratory, 1907-2012, David Kruger Jun 2014

University Of Wyoming Wool Laboratory, 1907-2012, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

The University of Wyoming Wool Laboratory operated on campus from 1907-2012, in which time the sheep and wool industry experienced great change. For over a century, the faculty of the Wool Lab carefully cataloged research associated with sheep and wool, accumulating a collection of over 1,000 individual titles, 10,000 bound journal articles, correspondence, equipment manuals, and data notebooks, and a set of 872 preserved wool samples dating from 1837. This collection, now housed at the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections Library at the University of Wyoming, is thought to be one of the most unique and complete collections ...


Trying Home: The Rise And Fall Of An Anarchist Utopia On Puget Sound, Justin Wadland Dec 2013

Trying Home: The Rise And Fall Of An Anarchist Utopia On Puget Sound, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland


Trying Home traces the history of the anarchist colony of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 on a remote Puget Sound peninsula to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921.

As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. Using a series of linked narratives, Trying Home reveals the stories of the iconoclastic individuals who lived in ...


Digitizing Immigrant And Homeland Letters: Problems And Opportunities, Dominic Pacyga Nov 2011

Digitizing Immigrant And Homeland Letters: Problems And Opportunities, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


Book Session: The American Urban Reader: History And Theory, Steven Corey Oct 2011

Book Session: The American Urban Reader: History And Theory, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

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 ...


Crossing The Boundary Between Academia And Neighborhood: Steel Mills, Stockyards, Bungalows, And The Public Historian, Dominic Pacyga Jan 2002

Crossing The Boundary Between Academia And Neighborhood: Steel Mills, Stockyards, Bungalows, And The Public Historian, Dominic Pacyga

Dominic Pacyga

No abstract provided.


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.


Apostle Of Cleanliness: Colonel George E. Waring, Jr. And The Sanitary Reform Impulse In New York City, Steven Corey Dec 2001

Apostle Of Cleanliness: Colonel George E. Waring, Jr. And The Sanitary Reform Impulse In New York City, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Norwood : A History, Patricia Fanning Dec 2001

Norwood : A History, Patricia Fanning

Patricia J. Fanning

Before Norwood, Massachusetts became a town in 1872, hardy settlers from Dedham left security and comfort behind and began building homes along the Neponset River and Hawes Brook. Living in an area still known as the South Parish, these hard-working citizens fought for their values in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The town encouraged industry and diversity, expanding its primarily agricultural base until the community could boast a stable, if ever changing, economy. Wealthy industrialists and working-class immigrants united to build this New England town and to foster its growth into the Norwood of today: a vital community that ...


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.