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Back of the Yards : The Making of a Local Democracy

Back of the Yards : The Making of a Local Democracy - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226761992

Cover of Back of the Yards : The Making of a Local Democracy 86 (ISBN 978-0226761992)
ISBN13: 978-0226761992
ISBN10: 0226761991
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1986
International: No

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Back of the Yards : The Making of a Local Democracy - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226761992

Robert A. Slayton

ISBN13: 978-0226761992
ISBN10: 0226761991
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 1986
International: No
Summary

''Robert A. Slayton'sBack of the Yardsis one of the finest accounts I have ever read on an urban, working-class neighborhood in twentieth-century America. Its focus on family, politics, and worklife is penetrating and its conclusions reinforce an emerging scholarly picture of ordinary people exercising unique forms of power.''--John Bodnar, author ofThe Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: The Making of a Community

1. The World the Meat-Packers Made

2. Stages in Life's Way: Youth

3. Arenas of Life: Women and the Household

4. Arenas of Life: Men and the Workplace

5. The Creation of a Social Order: The Segmented Group

6. The Creation of a Social Order: The Nationalist Enclave

7. Spheres of Power: Politics

8. Spheres of Power: The University of Chicago Settlement House

9. The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council

10. Democracy Realized Conclusion: Our Own Destiny

Appendix

Notes

Index

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