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Janet L. Abu-Lughod. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles: America's Global Cities. University of Minnesota Press. 1999. 580pp.

John M. Allswang. A House for All Peoples: Ethnic Politics in Chicago, 1890-1936. University Press of Kentucky. 1971. 253pp.

John M. Allswang. The Political Behavior of Chicago's Ethnic Groups, 1918-1932. Ayer Publishing. 1980. 313pp.

Gabriela F. Arredondo. Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-39. University of Illinois Press. 2008. 255pp.

Davarian L. Baldwin. Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, & Black Urban Life. University of North Carolina Press. 2007. 363pp.

Larry Bennett. Neighborhood Politics: Chicago and Sheffield. Taylor & Francis. 1997. 269pp.

Arnie Bernstein. The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections. Lake Claremont Press. 2003. 276pp.

Norbert Blei. Chi Town. Northwestern University Press. 2003. 384pp.

Daniel M. Bluestone. Constructing Chicago. Yale University Press. 1991. 235pp. Architectural history of 19th century Chicago.

Lizabeth Cohen. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 544pp.

Marco d'Eramo. Translated by Graeme Thomson. The Pig and the Skyscraper: Chicago: A History of Our Future. Verso. 2003. 480pp.

Perry Duis. Challenging Chicago: Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920. University of Illinois Press. 1998. 430pp.

Maureen A. Flanagan. Seeing with Their Hearts: Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933. Princeton University Press. 2002. 319pp.

Howard B. Furer. Chicago: A Chronological & Documentary History, 1784-1970. Oceana Publications. 1974. 153pp.

Gerald R. Gems. Windy City Wars: Labor, Leisure, and Sport in the Making of Chicago. Scarecrow Press. 1997. 243pp.

Samuel K. Gove; Louis H. Masotti (editors). After Daley: Chicago Politics in Transition. University of Illinois Press. 1982. 244pp.

Bill Granger; Lori Granger. Lords of the Last Machine: The Story of Politics in Chicago. Random House. 1987. 242pp.

William J. Grimshaw. Bitter Fruit: Black Politics and the Chicago Machine, 1931-1991. University of Chicago Press. 1995. 262pp.

Thomas M. Guterbock. Machine Politics in Transition: Party and Community in Chicago. University of Chicago Press. 1980. 324pp.

Arnold Richard Hirsch. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Cambridge University Press. 1983. 262pp.

Curt Johnson; with R. Craig Sautter. The Wicked City: Chicago from Kenna to Capone. Da Capo Press. 1998. 406pp.

Edward R. Kantowicz. Polish-American Politics in Chicago, 1888-1940. University of Chicago Press. 1975. 260pp.

William Howland Kenney. Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930. Oxford University Press. 1994. 233pp.

Eric Klinenberg. Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. University of Chicago Press. 2002. 305pp.

Richard Lindberg. Chicago Ragtime: Another Look at Chicago, 1880-1920. Icarus Press. 1985. 282pp.

Robert Loerzel. Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897. University of Illinois Press. 2003. 319pp.

John F Lyons. Teachers and Reform: Chicago Public Education, 1929-1970. University of Illinois Press. 2008. 287pp.

Ross Miller. Here's the Deal: The Making and Breaking of a Great American City. Northwestern University Press. 2003. 352pp.

Bill Mullen. Popular Fronts: Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics, 1935-46. University of Illinois Press. 1999. 242pp.

Humbert S. Nelli. Italians in Chicago, 1880-1930: A Study in Ethnic Mobility. Oxford University Press. 1970. 300pp.

Mary Pattillo. Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City. University of Chicago Press. 2007. 388pp.

Dianne M. Pinderhughes. Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory. University of Illinois Press. 1987. 318pp.

Harold L. Platt. The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930. University of Chicago Press. 1991. 381pp.

Amanda I. Seligman. Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago's West Side. University of Chicago Press. 2005. 301pp.

Dick W. Simpson. Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps: The Politics of the Chicago City Council, from 1863 to the Present. Westview Press. 2001. 342pp.

Allan H. Spear. Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920. University of Chicago Press. 1967. 254pp.

Randi Storch. Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35. University of Illinois Press. 2007. 320pp.

Robert P. Swierenga. Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City. William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2002. 908pp.

William M. Tuttle. Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919. University of Illinois Press. 1996. 320pp.

Derek Vaillant. Sounds of Reform: Progressivism and Music in Chicago, 1873-1935. UNC Press. 2003. 401pp.

Lois Wille. Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront. University of Chicago Press. 1991. 214pp. 2nd Edition.

Michael Willrich. City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 372pp.

Carroll Hill Wooddy. The Chicago Primary of 1926: A Study in Election Methods. Ayer Publishing. 1974. 299pp.


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