Chicago s Southeast Side

... miss Jenien a Tabcher Schools , both public and parochial , have played a crucial role in the development of community in Southeast Chicago . ... eventually developing into a large public high school educating Southeast Side youth .

Author: Rod Sellers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073853403X

Category: Travel

Page: 132

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Steel and the steel industry are the backbone of Chicago's southeast side, an often overlooked neighborhood with a rich ethnic heritage. Bolstered by the prosperous steel industry, the community attracted numerous, strong-willed people with a desire to work from distinct cultural backgrounds. In recent years, the vitality of the steel industry has diminished. Chicago's Southeast Side displays many rare and interesting pictures that capture the spirit of the community when the steel industry was a vibrant force. Although annexed in 1889 by the city of Chicago, the community has maintained its own identity through the years. In an attempt to remain connected to their homelands, many immigrants established businesses, churches, and organizations to ease their transition to a new and unfamiliar land. The southeast side had its own schools, shopping districts, and factories. As a result, it became a prosperous, yet separate, enclave within the city of Chicago.

Chicago s Southeast Side Revisited

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book is dedicated to the current and former residents of Chicago's Southeast Side who have donated ... The book would not have been possible without the work done by the Southeast Chicago Historical Project , which ...

Author: Rod Sellers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738519308

Category: History

Page: 132

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One of the phrases that has been used to describe Chicago's Southeast Side is "smokestacks and steeples." The community initially developed because of the steel industry, but it has been affected by the decline of the American steel industry in recent years. Today, the people of South Chicago, South Deering, the East Side, and Hegewisch look to the future. The community is, in many respects, at a crossroads. Will economic redevelopment occur, and if it does, at what price? Will the ecology and environment, damaged by years of abuse and neglect, be restored and protected? This second book about the region tells the story of this interesting and vibrant Chicago community from a chronological approach. It looks at important themes of American history from the perspective of this urban, working-class community. Industrialization, urbanization, unionization, immigration, and Americanization were themes that played out on the Southeast Side of Chicago. It examines how the community dealt with problems like depression, wars, pollution, and the decline of heavy industry-especially the steel industry.


( Chicago's Southeast Side ) NRES 13 A Polish Catholic steelworkers established the first Polish congregation , Immaculate. Kinney's Marble Rail Bar served customers at 92nd and South Chicago Avenue . Neighborhood taverns often catered ...

Author: Best of Images of America Staff

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738507237

Category: History

Page: 136

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A history of Chicago told through a collection of vintage photographs.

A Transplanted Chicago

analysis in future chapters, helps to identify Southeast Side news coverage as a rhetorical device that connects today's blacks in Iowa to those from Chicago's “ghettos” and then to (all of our) ancestors in Africa.

Author: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616285

Category: History

Page: 236

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This book looks at the movement of urban American blacks into the Midwest through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. Pressing questions have plagued the community for decades: Why are people from Chicago coming here? Who gets to define community identity? Who makes decisions on housing, employment and education? Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Neoliberal Chicago

In their photo book of Chicago's Southeast Side, Rod Sellers and Dominic Pacyga (1998, 27) note that “the major banks, theaters, restaurants, and stores that served Southeast Chicago were all located here.

Author: Euan Hague

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252099038

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The neoliberal philosophy of fiscal austerity aligned with reduced regulation has transformed Chicago. As pursued by mayor Rahm Emanuel and his predecessor Richard M. Daley, neoliberalism led officials to privatize everything from parking meters to schools, gut regulations and social services, and promote gentrification wherever possible. The essayists in Neoliberal Chicago explore an essential question: how does neoliberalism work on the ground in today's Chicago? Contextual chapters explore race relations, physical development, and why Chicago embraced neoliberalism. Other contributors delve into aspects of the neoliberal vision, neoliberalism's impact on three iconic city spaces, and how events like the 2008 foreclosure crisis and the bid to attract the Olympic Games reveal the workings of neoliberalism. Contributors: Stephen Alexander, Larry Bennett, Michael Bennett, Carrie Breitbach, Sean Dinces, Kenneth Fidel, Roberta Garner, Euan Hague, Black Hawk Hancock, Christopher Lamberti, Michael J. Lorr, Martha Martinez, Brendan McQuade, Alex G. Papadopoulos, Rajiv Shah, Costas Spirou, Carolina Sternberg, and Yue Zhang.

Potential Sites for a New Chicago Area Airport

All available federal dollars would be accessed to improve rail transportation both from downtown Chicago to the Southeast Side ( Hegewisch ) and from the Southeast Side to Gary . Long term parking facilities will be constructed ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019601918

Category: Airports

Page: 292

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Chicago Politics Ward by Ward

The steel industry , once the bulwark of the Southeast Side , has all but disappeared . Wisconsin Steel ( 106th and Torrence ) closed in 1980 , costing 3,000 jobs plus many others in steel - related businesses .

Author: David K. Fremon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253204909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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The 1983 mayoral primary and general elections proved a watershed in Chicago politics, in which entire wards quit allegiances of the past. New voting patterns formed which generally continued into the 1987 elections. Covers the Council Wars and the election of Harold Washington as Mayor of Chicago in 1983.


Local 65 built a huge hall and community center on South Chicago Avenue near the center of the neighborhood. Steelworkers enjoyed good wages and ex- cellent benefits. The smoke and dust from the mills covered the city's Southeast Side, ...

Author: Dominic A. Pacyga

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226644325

Category: History

Page: 472

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Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a “City on the Make.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it the “City of Big Shoulders.” Upton Sinclair christened it “The Jungle,” while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it “the Second City.” At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography, historian Dominic Pacygatraces the storied past of his hometown, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city’s great industrialists, reformers, and politicians—and, indeed, the many not-so-great and downright notorious—animate this book, from Al Capone and Jane Addams to Mayor Richard J. Daley and President Barack Obama. But what distinguishes this book from the many others on the subject is its author’s uncommon ability to illuminate the lives of Chicago’s ordinary people. Raised on the city’s South Side and employed for a time in the stockyards, Pacyga gives voice to the city’s steelyard workers and kill floor operators, and maps the neighborhoods distinguished not by Louis Sullivan masterworks, but by bungalows and corner taverns. Filled with the city’s one-of-a-kind characters and all of its defining moments, Chicago: A Biography is as big and boisterous as its namesake—and as ambitious as the men and women who built it.

Desegregating Chicago s Public Schools

AldermanWilliam CousinsJr.of Chicago's8th Ward spoke atthe second Southeast Side meeting aboutthe angerhewitnessed: “I attendedthe Board of Educationhearing lastmonth andwhatI sawthereshook me because I have been around thecountry andI ...

Author: Dionne Danns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137357588

Category: Education

Page: 245

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Highlighting the processes and missteps involved in creating and carrying out school desegregation policies in Chicago, Dionne Danns discusses the challenges of using the 1964 Civil Rights Act to implement school desegregation and the resultant limitations and effectiveness of government legislative power in bringing about social change.

Sports in Chicago

Chicago's earliest Serbian immigrants settled on the Southeast Side, in West Town, and in Gary, Indiana. Nationally, the Serbs developed an intricate network of mutual benefit societies that united by the 1930s into the Serbian National ...

Author: Elliott J. Gorn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252075230

Category: History

Page: 338

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Chicago has garnered national recognition by winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, and a string of titles in the National Basketball Association. But amateur sports also play a large role in the city's athletic traditions, especially in schools and youth leagues. In fourteen chapters, experts focus on multiple aspects of Chicago sports, including long looks at amateur boxing, the impact of gender and ethnicity in sports, the politics of horse racing and stadium building, the lasting scandal of the Black Sox, and the perpetual heartbreak of the Cubs. Well illustrated with forty photographs, this volume will help historians and sports fans alike appreciate the longstanding importance of sports in Chicago. Contributors are Peter Alter, Robin F. Bachin, Larry Bennett, Linda J. Borish, Gerald Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Richard Kimball, Gabe Logan, Daniel A. Nathan, Timothy Neary, Steven A. Riess, John Russick, Timothy Spears, Costas Spirou, and Loïc Wacquant.