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The Charleston Orphan HouseChildren's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

John E. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The first public orphanage in America, the Charleston Orphan House saw to the welfare and education of thousands of children from poor white families in the urban South. From wealthy benefactors to ... More

Chicago MadeFactory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Robert Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477015
eISBN:
9780226477046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped ... More

Chicago's Block ClubsHow Neighbors Shape the City

Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Amanda I. Seligman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Chicagoans have participated in block clubs for a century. Block clubs are small, geographically-based, voluntary organizations dedicated to improving the physical environment and regulating public ... More

CitizenJane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Louise W. Knight

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a ... More

Citizen HoboHow a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Todd DePastino

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's “wageworkers' frontier” and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as “hobohemia.” ... More

A City for ChildrenWomen, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Marta Gutman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book tells how women repurposed buildings to make California a better place for children. It starts during the Gold Rush in San Francisco and moves to Oakland, after the transcontinental ... More

City Water, City LifeWater and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

Carl Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022512
eISBN:
9780226022659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment ... More

The Coldest CrucibleArctic Exploration and American Culture

The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Michael F. Robinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of ... More

Colonial Encounters in Ancient IberiaPhoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations

Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations

Michael Dietler and Carolina Lopez-Ruiz (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226148472
eISBN:
9780226148489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148489.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

During the first millennium bce, complex encounters of Phoenician and Greek colonists with natives of the Iberian Peninsula transformed the region and influenced the entire history of the ... More

Colonial MadnessPsychiatry in French North Africa

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Richard C. Keller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nineteenth-century French writers and travelers imagined Muslim colonies in North Africa to be realms of savage violence, lurid sexuality, and primitive madness. This book traces the genealogy and ... More

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