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Near West Side Stories : Struggles for Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood (02 Edition)

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A current and ongoing story of unequal power in Chicago, this book tells the story of four representatives of immigrant and migrant groups—Jewish, Italian, African-American, and Mexican—that have had a distinct territorial presence in the Maxwell Street area. The interviewees reminisce fondly on life in the neighborhood and tell of their struggles to save it and the 120-year-old Maxwell Street Market that was at its core.

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Harold, Florence, Nate, and Hilda Dragon Slayers at Halsted and Roosevelt

"You could be St. George and you couldn't slay that dragon," said Florence Scala. She was referring to her epic fight to preserve the Italian Taylor Street community from Mayor Richard J. Daley's plan to redevelop it for the University of Illinois. Yet, Scala and other ordinary citizens in Chicago's port-of-entry Near West Side neighborhood persisted in their extraordinary battles against some of the biggest power players in a city of clout.

"Near West Side Stories: Struggles For Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood" is an ongoing story of unequal power in Chicago. Four representatives of immigrant and migrant groups that have had a distinct territorial presence in the area--one Jewish, one Italian, one African-American, and one Mexican--reminisce fondly on life in the old neighborhood and tell of their struggles to save it and the 120-year-old Maxwell Street Market that was at its core.

"Near West Side Stories" brings this saga of community strife up to date, while giving a voice to the everyday people who were routinely discounted or ignored in the big decisions that affected their world. Though "slaying that dragon"--fending off the encroachments of those wielding great power--was nearly impossible, we see in the details of their lives the love for a place that compelled Harold, Florence, Nate, and Hilda to make the quest.

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A current and ongoing story of unequal power in Chicago. Four representatives of immigrant and migrant groups that have had a distinct territorial presence in the area--one Jewish, one Italian, one African-American, and one Mexican--reminisce fondly on life in the old neighborhood and tell of their struggles to save it and the 120-year-old Maxwell Street Market that was at its core.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-344) and index.

About the Author

Carolyn Eastwood is an adjunct professor of Anthropology at the College of DuPage, and at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Her extensive travels and studies have concentrated on markets, vendors, and ethnic occupations in low-income communities. Carolyn received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and her M.A. in Anthropology from Northern Illinois University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago with the dissertation entitled, "A Study of the Regulation of Chicago's Street Vendors."

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781893121096
Author:
Eastwood, Carolyn
Publisher:
Lake Claremont Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Conservation and restoration
Subject:
Maxwell Street
Subject:
Ethnic neighborhoods
Subject:
Near West Side
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Illinois
Series Volume:
133
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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Product details 230 pages Lake Claremont Press - English 9781893121096 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A current and ongoing story of unequal power in Chicago. Four representatives of immigrant and migrant groups that have had a distinct territorial presence in the area--one Jewish, one Italian, one African-American, and one Mexican--reminisce fondly on life in the old neighborhood and tell of their struggles to save it and the 120-year-old Maxwell Street Market that was at its core.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-344) and index.
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