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Challenging Chicago Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920 by Perry Duis

Challenging Chicago Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920


Challenging Chicago Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920 by Perry Duis

Hard lives and how they were lived in old Chicago


Challenging Chicago is one of the best books ever written about Chicago...Duis has mastered an incredible amount of information (the illustrations and endnotes are worth the price of the book). After reading Challenging Chicago you will never again look at the urban landscape without seeing the remains of the city that once was, and without thinking of the people who lived there. James L. Swanson, Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Perry R. Duis, a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the author of Chicago: Creating New Traditionsand other books.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th December 2006


Perry Duis

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University of Illinois Press


448 pages


Social & cultural history
Local history



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