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Reading list: Chicago

Our summer trip to Chicago was recently showcased in a recent photo-tour of some of the city's lakeside parks. Today we offer a short reading list in no particular order.

  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson
  • Constructing Chicago - Daniel M. Bluestone
  • Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West - William Cronon
  • "Chicago Waters" (article) - Susan Power
  • Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago - Eric Klinenberg
  • "People and the River: Perception and Use of Chicago Waterways for Recreation" (report) - Paul H. Gobster and Lynne M. Westphal
  • Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 - Arnold R. Hirsch
  • Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920 - Allan H. Spear
  • The Jungle - Upton Sinclair