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Carl Sandburg's Chicago: Bringing a Great City Alive Carl Sandburg's 1916 "Chicago" is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Included in countless anthologies, this poem made famous the description of Chicago...  (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Great Chicago Stories presents historical fiction that illuminates Chicago's past. Listen to (or read) 12 stories about the abolitionist movement; public housing and white flight; labor and the Haymarket...  (Chicago History Museum, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor...  (Library of Congress)
Chicago's Columbus Park: The Prairie Idealized presents the story of Jens Jensen, who immigrated from Denmark to the U.S. in the 1880s, took a job as a Chicago street sweeper, was promoted to gardener, and rose to renown as a...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933 comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago's leading...  (Library of Congress)
Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place is a curriculum-oriented site concentrating on the area, south of the main business district, where blacks lived in Chicago, Illinois. The site shows photos and maps of historic...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
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