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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Perry Duis  

Pen Name: None


Born: August 18, 1943 in Sterling, Illinois

-- Perry Duis on WorldCat --

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Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Chicago, Creating New Traditions, Chicago Historical Society, 1976
  • The Saloon, Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, University of Illinois Press, 1983
  • We`ve Got a Job To Do, Chicagoans and World War II, Chicago Historical Society, 1992
  • Challenging Chicago, Coping With Everyday Life, University of Illinois Press, 1998

Selected Titles At Your Library

The saloon :
ISBN: 0252067819. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. 1999.

We've got a job to do :
ISBN: 0913820172. OCLC Number:

Chicago Historical Society,. [Chicago, IL] :. 1992.

Challenging Chicago :
ISBN: 0252074157. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1998.

Risky city. This was Chicago during an unprecedented period of rapid growth: a burgeoning metropolis that quickly became a "concentration of risk." The many thousands of immigrants and rural Americans who streamed into the city during these years found it far more congested, crowded, dangerous, unpleasant, immoral, and unhealthy than they had anticipated. Challenging Chicago reveals the survival strategies to which the many people who flocked to the city resorted, especially those of the lower and middle classes for whom urban life was a new experience.



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