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The Nature of May Day: Green Space and Working-Class Chicago

Colin Fisher

in Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how workers used rural and wild landscapes as well as urban green spaces to forge community and to make a working class. These laborers typically used these spaces to imagine a ... More


Class and Politics during the Depression of the 1870s

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at Chicago's working class during the 1873 depression, during which all major industries experienced steep declines in revenues, and perhaps a third of the nation's workers lost ... More


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