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Chicago



  • Building The Chicago Police State: A Review Of Occupied Territory

    by Davarian L. Baldwin

    "With scrupulous archival detail and sharp analytic focus, Occupied Territory shows how Chicago’s “powerful carceral machinery,” which present-day Black communities condemns for its under-protection and over-policing, was built in the early twentieth century." 



  • A City At War: Chicago During WW II

    The documentary, narrated by legendary journalist Bill Kurtis, is a comprehensive telling of nearly everything that happened in Chicagoland during World War II. 



  • The Obama library lands on Chicago

    by Rick Perlstein

    Like so many things Obamian, when it comes to transparency, fantasies of reform turn to ashes in our mouths.



  • Emanuel Aims to Boost Bid for Obama Library

    “His magnanimous gesture boosts U of C’s chances of beating out Columbia Universityin New York to become the library’s home. A win would add new luster to the university’s already considerable prestige.”