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General Information

Name:  Ann Durkin Keating  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 Evanston, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Ann Keating earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois, and master of arts and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ann Durkin Keating holds the C. Frederick Toenniges Professorship at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She is a history professor and chair of the History Department.Keating has taught at North Central College since 1991 and helped establish the College's Chicago Team, which takes students from all majors into the city to learn about its past and present and to pursue internships there. She spearheaded publication of the book, ''Encyclopedia of Chicago'', and appears regularly as a public speaker and is often quoted as an expert source about Chicago-area history.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Building Chicago :
ISBN: 0252070550. OCLC Number: 48092298

University of Illinois Press,. .

Building Chicago :
ISBN: 0814204554. OCLC Number: 17210353

Ohio State University Press,. .

Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs :
ISBN: 0226428834. OCLC Number: 225876105

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"'Which neighborhood?' It's one of the first questions you're asked when you move to Chicago. And the answer you give -- be it Bucktown, Bronzeville, or Bridgeport -- can give your inquisitor a good idea of who you are, especially in a metropolis with so many different neighborhoods and suburbs to choose from. Many of us know little of the neighborhoods beyond those where we work, play, and live. This is particularly true in Chicagoland, a region that spans over 4,400 square miles and is home to more than 9.5 million residents. Now, historian Ann Durkin Keating's compact guide, drawn largely from the bestselling Encyclopedia of Chicago, brings the history of Chicago neighborhoods to life."--Back cover.

Chicagoland :
ISBN: 0226428796. OCLC Number: 57577320

University of Chicago Press,. .

Offers the collective history of 230 neighborhoods and communities which formed the bustling network of greater Chicagoland--many connected to the city by the railroad. Profiles the people who built these neighborhoods, and the structures they left behind that still stand today.

Invisible networks :
ISBN: 0894648713. OCLC Number: 29594480

Krieger Pub. Co.,. .

Rising up from Indian country :
ISBN: 0226428966. OCLC Number: 778314763

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In August 1812, under threat from the Potawatomi, Captain Nathan Heald began the evacuation of ninety-four people from the isolated outpost of Fort Dearborn to Fort Wayne, hundreds of miles away. The group included several dozen soldiers, as well as nine women and eighteen children. After traveling only a mile and a half, they were attacked by five hundred Potawatomi warriors. In under an hour, fifty-two members of Heald's party were killed, and the rest were taken prisoner; the Potawatomi then burned Fort Dearborn before returning to their villages. These events are now seen as a foundational moment in Chicago's storied past. With Rising up from Indian Country, noted historian Ann Durkin Keating richly recounts the Battle of Fort Dearborn while situating it within the context of several wider histories that span the nearly four decades between the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, in which Native Americans gave up a square mile at the mouth of the Chicago River, and the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, in which the American government and the Potawatomi exchanged five million acres of land west of the Mississippi River for a tract of the same size in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin.