In-Class Links

The following list collects film clips, documents, images, and other links that have come up in our weekly class discussions. It is a work in progress.

Monday, February 3

Capitalism by Gaslight: The Shadow Economies of 19th-Century America, Library Company of Philadelphia exhibition [link] featuring “Five Points, 1827” from Valentine’s Manual (1850s)

Chicago: City of the Century film transcripts. [link]

Maps of Nineteenth-Century Chicago via “Built Environment in a Mercantile Metropolis,” Encyclopedia of Chicago. [link]

Monday, February 10

Animation: Chicago on Fire!

O’Leary Legends: The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory

Monday, February 17

Jennifer Brandel for WBEZ Curious City, “Should we use the ‘L word’ for Jane Addams?” (2013) and Alternative Labeling Project via Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Monday, February 24

Jill Austin for Chicago History Museum, “Women Who Made Noise – Bertha Palmer & Ida B. Wells” (2013)

Using the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, March 3

Searchable text – Pennsylvania edition, Sister Carrie [1900, link to pdf]

Rand McNally’s Guide to Chicago & World’s Columbian Exposition [1891, link to Google Books]

Monday, March 10

Daniel Burnham, Plan of Chicago (1909, via Internet Archive)

Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1911, via Internet Archive)

UIC’s Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and its Neighbors, 1889-1963

Monday, March 17

WTTW: 10 Buildings that Changed America – Robie House

Monday, March 24

WTTW: Life in Bronzeville slideshow

Chicago Reader: “What Happened to A Raisin in the Sun?” (2013)

American Social History Project, “Up South” introduction to the Great Migration

Monday, April 7

WTTW: From Riots to Renaissance: Hansberry’s Victory video

“A Place to Live” (DeWitt Beall for Chicago Housing Authority, 1968)

Gwendolyn Brooks biography via the Poetry Foundation

Monday, April 14

Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (CWLU): Herstory Site

Monday, April 21

Monday, May 5

  • Aimee Levitt, “The Migration of the Hipster: A Chicago History, 1898-Present,” Chicago Reader (October 2, 2013)


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