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Searching

For this workshop, our class was asked to search for information regarding two or more topics that relate to Chicago’s history. I chose Jane Addams and the diversity surrounding the Hull House as well as the Chicago river’s peculiar flow patterns. First, Jane Addams and her Hull House were a…

6. Placing Segregation

One thing we learn from the maps of Omaha, Washington, and Austin is that segregation doesn’t always mean on polar opposites of an area. For example, Washington’s economic elite were within blocks of the poorer citizens. While not always explicitly chosen, the wealthy individuals within these cities centered their homes…

2. Crime in Chicago

For this week’s blog post, I chose to read “Lunatics and Anarchists: Political Homicide in Chicago” by Edward M. Burke. This article discusses the political assassinations that occurred in the late 19th to early 20th Century in Chicago. Specifically, Burke discusses the murder of Mayor Carter Harrison I and the…

1. Project Review

    This project is Matthew F. Delmont’s book condensed onto a website to make it easier to navigate and understand Delmont’s point of view. The website also helps inform people on how to learn about and teach “busing” in a more historically accurate manor.    The content in this project…