Looks at unionization efforts by Chicago's packinghouse workers and explores the process of class formation in early twentieth-century industrial America.
This was Canaryville , the most dangerous neighborhood in the city and the one with the strongest traditions of racism . Both of those labor conflicts which had provoked the most extensive racial violence prior to 1919 — the 1904 ...
Author: James R. Barrett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Business & Economics
Krugler recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I.
This time, the battlefields were not called Hindenburg or Mont des Signes; the names were far more familiar to the men of the Old Eighth: Michigan and Wabash Avenues, La Salle Street, and Canaryville. “They Shall Not Pass” Canaryville ...
Author: David F. Krugler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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He rounded up five other Canaryville boys and persuaded them to join him. They did not have enough money to buy caps or uniforms, but they purchased blue ties which they hoped would set them apart from the seedy ushers of the day.
This historical saga of a patriotic man and his son “tackles those dangerous, wrenching issues of morality, political ethics, and family ties” (Alice Hoffman). From the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of The Cloister, this decades-spanning novel tells the story of Sean Dillon, who escapes from the rough world of the Chicago stockyards to become an agent in J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and then rises to the very top of military intelligence on the eve of its greatest challenge—and the nation’s greatest failure. An Irishman, a Catholic, and a lawyer obsessed with justice, Dillon is a man whose fierce integrity has always set him apart. His indomitable wife, Cass, can see what his defiant adherence to principle is costing him, especially when he is charged with an impossible duty as an air force general. As America becomes more deeply entangled in Vietnam, Dillon will discover that his son has inherited his merciless conscience—and that he is deeply opposed to the war. From the gangster-ridden politics of Depression-era Chicago to the intrigue and glamour of wartime Washington; from the triumph of virtue in World War II to the moral chaos of Vietnam; from turf battles in the Pentagon to tear-gas conflict in the streets; from a man’s inbred solitude to the story of an extraordinary love— Memorial Bridge is both a journey through twentieth-century history and a tale of one family trying to span the divisions of the American heart. “[Carroll] writes with sweep about faith, redemption, truth, honor. . . . There is beauty and power in his characters and themes, and there is mystery in the big questions that inform Carroll’s moral fiction.” —The Boston Globe
"The place was dubbed Canaryville because so many women that close to the rail links raised canaries in their homes." "When was this?" "My grandmother's day, turn of the century. They sold them to the B-and-0 railroad men whose lines ...
Author: James Carroll
"In a city that social scientists feel we know well, Mean Streets provides new and exciting insights into the spatial dimensions of urban life. Not afraid to talk about both attraction and repulsion, Diamond provocatively unearths the critical role of youths—ages 15 to 25—in leading their wider communities in the negotiation of race."—George Sanchez, author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles 1900-1945 "In Mean Streets, Andrew Diamond brilliantly bridges social, political, and cultural history. His deeply researched account of Chicago's black, white, and Latino youth subcultures offers a fresh perspective on the entangled histories of identity, power, and place. This is a first-rate book."—Thomas J. Sugrue, author of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. "This excellent social history of Chicago's youth gangs not only demonstrates their centrality to the vaunted community and turf consciousness of the city's neighborhoods; it also explains the widespread ethnic and racial conflict that has characterized the city for most of the twentieth century. Diamond accomplishes this with a remarkable amount of empirical research on the gritty streets, playgrounds and parks, dance halls, 'can houses' (brothels), and industrial wastelands in, between, and around these neighborhoods."—James R. Barrett, author of Work and Community in 'The Jungle': Chicago's Packing House Workers, 1894-1922.
Canaryville, on the other hand, was much less capable of producing this kind of political clout and cultural capital, even if the Colts still managed to grab their share of patronage. What Canaryville lacked in political resources, ...
Author: Andrew J. Diamond
Publisher: Univ of California Press
While gangs and gang culture have been around for countless centuries, The Gang is one of the first academic studies of the phenomenon. Originally published in 1927, Frederic Milton Thrasher’s magnum opus offers a profound and careful analysis of hundreds of gangs in Chicago in the early part of the twentieth century. With rich prose and an eye for detail, Thrasher looked specifically at the way in which urban geography shaped gangs, and posited the thesis that neighborhoods in flux were more likely to produce gangs. Moreover, he traced gang culture back to feudal and medieval power systems and linked tribal ethos in other societies to codes of honor and glory found in American gangs. Thrasher approaches his subject with empathy and insightfulness, and creates a multifaceted and textured portrait that still has much to offer to readers today. With handsome images that evoke the era, this unabridged edition of The Gang not only explores an important moment in the history of Chicago, but also is itself a landmark in the history of sociology and subcultural theory.
In the bitter Hamburg-Canaryville wars participants on both sides were largely Irish. HAMBURG vs. CANARYVILLE 108. If you've ever lived back of the yards, you've heard of Hamburg. And, of course, if you've heard of Hamburg, you've heard ...
Author: Frederic Milton Thrasher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Effectively details the long history of racial conflict and abuse that has led to Chicago becoming one of America's most segregated cities. . . . A wealth of material."—New York Times Winner of the 2017 Jon Gjerde Prize, Midwestern History Association Winner of the 2017 Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society Heralded as America’s quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city’s transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of the city’s politics, culture, and economy as it grew from an unruly tangle of rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses, and fiercely defended ethnic neighborhoods into a truly global urban center. Reinterpreting the familiar narrative that Chicago’s autocratic machine politics shaped its institutions and public life, Andrew J. Diamond demonstrates how the grassroots politics of race crippled progressive forces and enabled an alliance of downtown business interests to promote a neoliberal agenda that created stark inequalities. Chicago on the Make takes the story into the twenty-first century, chronicling Chicago’s deeply entrenched social and urban problems as the city ascended to the national stage during the Obama years.
While Canaryville was much less capable of producing this kind of political clout, what it lacked in political and social capital it made up for with syndicate ties. Questioned by the CCRR about this particular neighborhood, ...
Author: Andrew J. Diamond
Publisher: University of California Press
Chicago and its history are defined by such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and John Dillinger. Gangland Chicago vividly recounts the evolution of street gangs in Chicago before Capone and Dillinger, and the rise of organized crime that earned the Windy City a reputation for unchecked violence, lawlessness, and mayhem.
Joseph P. McDonough, the corpulent, three-hundred-pound former newsboy and prairie football star from Canaryville (that adjoined Bridgeport), succeeded Doyle as president of the Hamburg Club. A menacing brute force on the football field ...
Author: Richard C. Lindberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: True Crime
Offers a history of the meat industry in Chicago from the rise of pork and the creation of the Chicago stockyards in the 1830s to the fight for an eight-hour day for packinghouse workers and the creation of a solid community.
Since many of them came from Canaryville , an Irish neighborhood just north of the township - city boundary , they called themselves “ wild canaries ” and everyone else referred to them as " Canaryville toughs .
Author: Louise Carroll Wade
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
New York Times bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley's beloved psychic detective finds herself drawn to a century-old unsolved mystery in Irish Eyes. Nuala Anne McGrail, that beautiful Irish spitfire, now lives in Chicago with her husband, Dermot, and their new baby, Nellliecoyne. As Nuala fans may suspect, Nelliecoyne is no ordinary baby: she is fey like her mother, and can see into the past as well as the future. Both Nuala and her daughter have had strange vibrations from a place on the lake where a shipload of Irish-Americans lost their lives a hundred years ago. In the course of their investigation, Nuala and Dermot make some dangerous enemies, and eventually have to solve a murder and find a buried treasure. Will Nuala survive the attacks of a sleazy DJ, and a dangerous run-in with the Balkan Mafia? And how does the diary of a young Irish woman at the turn of the century play into these events? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
“It's interesting, isn't it, Dr. Gomez,” I said, “that you live in Canaryville instead of Beverly, or Palos or Burr Ridge or one of those places?” He laughed easily. “I grew up in Canaryville,” he said. “I always dreamed of coming back ...
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher: Forge Books