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Name:  Perry Duis  

Pen Name: None


Born: August 18, 1943 in Sterling, Illinois

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Chicago: Creating New Traditions
ISBN: 0226104117

University of Chicago Press. 1977

The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920
ISBN: 0252067819

University of Illinois Press. 1998

This colorful and perceptive study presents persuasive evidence that the saloon, far from being a magnet for vice and crime, played an important role in working-class community life. Focusing on public drinking in "wide open" Chicago and tightly controlled Boston, Duis offers a provocative discussion of the saloon as a social institution and a locus of the struggle between middle-class notions of privacy and working-class uses of public space.

We'Ve Got a Job to Do: Chicagoans and World War II
ISBN: 0913820172

Sewall Co. 1992

We'Ve Got a Job to Do: Chicagoans and World War II

Challenging Chicago: Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920
ISBN: 0252074157

University of Illinois Press. 2006

Provides details of life in Chicago for lower- and middle-class people, from 1837 to 1920.



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