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Name:  Perry Duis  

Pen Name: None


Born: August 18, 1943 in Sterling, Illinois

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Challenging Chicago :
ISBN: 0252074157. OCLC Number: 37820146

University of Illinois Press,. .

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.

The saloon :
ISBN: 0252067819. OCLC Number: 41425248

University of Illinois Press,. .

We've got a job to do :
ISBN: 0913820172. OCLC Number: 25747334

Chicago Historical Society,. .