AREA #9 Recommended Readings

[This text was originally published in AREA Chicago #9 in November 2009]

James E. Boyle, Speculation and the Chicago Board of Trade (New York: MacMillan, 1921).

Brains, Brilliancy, Bohemia: Art & Politics in Jazz-Age Chicago, documents from the Dill Pickle Club and other radical activity, compiled by Marc Moscato,

Mark Changizi, The Vision Revolution: How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew About Human Vision (Dallas: BenBella, 2009).

William Cronon, Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (New York: W.W. Norton, 1991).

Elizabeth J. Czarapata, Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005).

Paul Durand, Where the Waters Gather and the Rivers Meet: An Atlas of the Eastern Sioux (Minnesota: Paul C. Durand, 1994).

Michael Ebner, Creating Chicago’s North Shore (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988)

Joel Greenberg, A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).

Chad Heap, Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Rebecca Hendrick and Karen Mossberger, “Uneven Capacity and Delivery of Human Services in the Chicago Suburbs: The Role of Townships and Municipalities,” report for Chicago Community Trust (2009).

Dolores Hayden, Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing, and Family Life (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002).

Arnold Hirsch. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998).

Mary Johnson and Barrett Shaw, To Ride the Public’s Buses: The Fight That Built a Movement(Louisville, Kentucky: Avocado Press, 2001).

Ann Durkin Keating, Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008)

James Lane, ed., Steel Shavings

Marc Levinson, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006).

James Loewen, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism (New York: Touchstone, 2005).

Peter F. Nardulli, ed., Diversity, Conflict, and State Politics: Regionalism in Illinois (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989).

Olmsted, Vaux & Co. “Preliminary Report upon the Proposed Suburban Village at Riverside, near Chicago” (New York: Sutton, Browne & Co., 1868).

Rob Paral, “Suburban Immigrant Communities: Assessments of Key Characteristics and Needs,” August 2000.

Mary Pattillo, Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Alexander Polikoff, Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto(Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2006).

Vijay Prashad, The Darker Nations (New York: The New Press, 2007).

Rachel Rinaldo, “Space of Resistance: The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Humboldt Park,” Cultural Critique 50 (2002).

Amanda I. Seligman, Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Richard Sisson, Christian K. Zacher, Andrew Robert Lee Cayton, The American Midwest: an Interpretive Encyclopedia (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2007).

Lynn Spigel, Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001).

Philippa Strum, When the Nazis Came to Skokie: Freedom for Speech We Hate (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1999).

Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun (New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1939).

Immanuel Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004).

William H. Whyte, The Organization Man (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956).

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