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Anarchy and AnarchismAnarchy and Anarchist by Michael J SchaackA history of the red terror and the social revolution in America and Europe.
Anarchy and AnarchismEvidence from the Haymarket Affair 1886-1887This Library of Congress collection showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints and artifacts relating to the Haymarket Affair. The violent confrontation between Chicago police and labor protesters in 1886 proved to be a pivotal setback in the struggle for American workers' rights.
Anarchy and AnarchismThe Haymarket Massacre Archive, Anarchy ArchivesAn online research center on the history and theory of anarchism.
Anarchy and AnarchismThe Labadie Collection, University of MichiganThe Labadie Collection was established in 1911 when Joseph Labadie, a prominent Detroit anarchist, donated his library to the University of Michigan. Although the Collection was originally concerned mainly with anarchist materials (the field in which it remains strongest), its scope was later widened considerably to include a great variety of social protest literature together with political views from both the extreme left and the extreme right. Materials are now collected from all parts of the world. In addition to anarchism, the Collection’s strengths include: civil liberties (with an emphases on racial minorities), socialism, communism, colonialism and imperialism, American labor history through the 1930s, the IWW, the Spanish Civil War, sexual freedom, women’s liberation, gay liberation, the underground press, and student protest.
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ChicagoAlchemy of Bones: Chicago’s Leutgert Murder Case of 1897, Robert Loerzel This web site is a companion to Alchemy of Bones, featuring a wealth of information about the people, places and subjects in the book � including many stories, facts and pictures beyond those in its pages. The author hopes that this Web site will aid people researching the history of Chicago in the 1890s, genealogy, and topics such as criminology and journalism.
ChicagoChicago Bibliography, Chicago Public Library The Chicago Public Library opened its doors to the public in 1873 and has maintained its status of one of the City’s most democratic of institutions — providing all Chicagoans with a free and open place to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed. The 79 locations of the Chicago Public Library are at the forefront of providing innovative library services, technologies and tools Chicagoans need to achieve their personal goals and to establish the City’s role as a competitive force in the global marketplace.
ChicagoChicago History MuseumThe Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.
ChicagoChicago Street Guide These pages were designed to give you info about Chicago streets, to help you find your Chicago relatives in other sources. This site contains the largest list of Chicago streets and street name changes in the world. Alos includes a utility to convert a pre-1909 street address to a current number.
ChicagoEncyclopedia of ChicagoEnter a term into the search box and go!
ChicagoFamous Online Cases, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Cook County The Clerk of the Circuit Court archives contain original court files and documents reflecting the history of Cook County and, in many cases, the United States. While every court case is very important to the participants, some cases involving famous (or infamous) people or situations engender strong and enduring public interest. This “Famous On-Line Cases” section is an online exhibit hall featuring information about some of the most famous (or notorious) case holdings. Each case includes a narrative summary, images of some of the original case documents and advice on how to get further information about the case.
ChicagoForgotten Chicago The main goal of those behind this site is to discover and document little known elements of Chicago's infrastructure, architecture, neighborhoods and general cityscape, whether existing or historical. Secondarily, it is to expose many of those often overlooked elements of Chicago's built environment to a wider audience will result in more interest in their preservation.
ChicagoHidden Truths: The Chicago City Cemetery & Lincoln ParkHidden Truths began when I discovered the recent Internet release of the historical Chicago Tribune. I wanted to know why there was a cemetery tomb in Lincoln Park. Contemporary references only implied the Couch family vault sat where there was once a cemetery. No one seemed to know why that last vestige of the graveyard remained.
ChicagoHomicide In Chicago 1870-1930
ChicagoHull House and its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963, University of Illinois, Chicago This website contains more than 900 separate texts, including correspondence, newspaper articles, unpublished memoirs, magazine and journal articles, maps, and hundreds of images of historic significance for documenting the life and times of Jane Addams, the history of the social settlement movement and of Hull-House, and the history of the Near West Side neighborhood and its immigrant communities.
ChicagoHull-House Yearbook (University of Illinois at Chicago)In the 1900s, the world-famous Hull-House settlement house, founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, began publishing yearbooks documenting their activities. The text as accompanied by photographs of programs, classes and events. This database contains digital images of the photographs in the Hull-House Yearbooks from the collection of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Special Collections Department. They span the years 1906-1941.
ChicagoPullman Strike Commission Report This detailed report of the Strike Commission appointed by President Grover Cleveland investigated the causes of the Pullman Strike in Chicago in 1894 and the resulting labor unrest. The commission was headed by Carroll D. Wright, the U.S. Commissioner of Labor Statistics and its report included testimony by George Pullman, Eugene Debs, Samuel Gompers and over a hundred witnesses.
ChicagoThe Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot. Chicago Commission on Race RelationsThis 1923 report gave the findings of a commission appointed by Governor Frank Lowden to investigate the social and economic causes for the Chicago Race Riot of July 1919. The report was one of the early attempts by a large U.S. city to not only study the riot but to also investigate industry, housing, racial contacts, public opinion, and crime in Chicago to determine the conditions in Chicago which led to the riot. The report was published by the University of Chicago Press.
ChicagoChicago Police Areas, Districts and BeatsCompiled by the CPD's Bureau of Administrative Services Information Services GIS, May 2009
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceChicago HSIChicago HSI is an application to research spatial relationships between homicide events in Chicago. This tool is comprised of multiple federal, state, and regional data resources organized into an intuitive visual display.
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceHomicide In Chicago 1870-1930Leigh Bienen and her colleagues transformed a handwritten record of the 11,000+ homicides in Chicago during this period into an interactive database, and provided historical, legal and photographic contextual material; along with a dozen video interviews and 14 scanned volumes of historical works.
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceIllinois Murder Indictments 2000-2010This Leigh Bienen website makes available more than 2200 murder indictments across the state of Illinois over the period 200-2009. The set of indictments are a new data set on murder and the history of capital punishment in Illinois.
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceNational Archive of Criminal Justice DataThe mission of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data. NACJD is home to web sites for two separately maintained programs: the Project for Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG).
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceMad in Pursuit of Family History: Moses “Muhoney” Rafael Flanagan, Family Outlaw, Susan B. PriceAmong the athletes, the warriors, the heroes, and the Easter cuties, every family needs a gangster, an outlaw, a desperado. Yes, we are a dutiful tribe, but hey, we can be bad. And we can't reject our troubled brethren -- they are us.
Crime, Criminals, Police and Vice2003 Chicago MurdersThis website is a companion to Illinois Murder Indictments 2000-2010, with focus on a database of 140 cases drawn from 2,200 death eligible murder indictments presented there. These 140 cases are all from Cook County, and the indictments date from the period January 1, 2003 - June 30, 2003. The data base consists of information for each case taken from two public sources: the official Circuit Court of Cook County indictment and the Circuit Court of Cook County Certified Statement of Conviction/Dispostion.
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceHomicide Trends in Chicago and Cook CountyHomicide Trends in Chicago and Cook County
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceHomicides of School-Aged Children and AdolescentsIn response to the significant media attention concerning homicides of school-age children and adolescents, this CHDL Data Brief uses IVDRS data to examine the circumstances of homicides where the victim is 5 to 18 years of age; this issue combines data for 2005 through 2008 for homicides that occurred in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Peoria counties (Table 1). The annual homicide rate for the IVDRS counties ranges from 5.4 to 7.8 per 100,000; overall, the IVDRS counties have higher homicide rates than either Illinois or the U.S. for 2005 to 2007.
Crime, Criminals, Police and ViceRedEye Homicide Tracker, Police Beats & Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS)IVDRS is a part of The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools unique data elements from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. IVDRS covers all types of violent deaths – including homicides and suicides – in all settings for all age groups.
Death penaltyCenter on Wrongful ConvictionsThe Center on Wrongful Convictions is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. To date, the Center has exonerated more than forty innocent men, women, and children from states around the country, and it receives thousands of inquiries a year. The CWC also houses some of the nation's leading legal experts on false confessions and police interrogations and has helped exonerate more than twenty false confessors.
Death penaltyHow and Why Illinois Abolished the Death PenaltyThe election of Democrat Pat Quinn paved the way for votes on a bill to abolish the death penalty in the Illinois House and Senate, and on March 9th, 2011 Governor Quinn signed legislation that made Illinois the 16th state to abolish the death penalty.
Death penaltyReport of the Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment, George H. Ryan, Governor, April 15On March 9, 2000, shortly after declaring a Moratorium on executions in Illinois, Governor George Ryan appointed this Commission to determine what reforms, if any, would ensure that the Illinois capital punishment system is fair, just and accurate. Today, we are presenting the Governor with our recommendations. Most of these proposals were endorsed unanimously by our Commission.
Death penaltyCapital Punishment in Illinois in the Aftermath of the Ryan Commutations: Reforms, Economic Realities, and a New Saliency for Issues of CostIn 2000 when Governor George Ryan unilaterally imposed a statewide moratorium on executions in Illinois, in response to accumulating evidence of more than a dozen wrongfully convicted persons on death row in Illinois. In 1999 the Illinois legislature created the Capital Litigation Trust Fund, to allow private, appointed defense counsel, state’s attorneys, and public defenders to be paid directly for the expenses of a capital trial from state appropriated funds, upon the approval of the trial court judge…
Death penaltyDeath in America under Color of Law: Our Long, Inglorious Experience with Capital PunishmentThis article is a compilation of milestones in the American experience with capital punishment, beginning with the first documented execution in the New World under color of English law more than 400 years ago at Jamestown.
Death penaltyInjustice WatchInjustice Watch is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, multimedia journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality.
Florence KelleyFlorence Kelley Letters ProjectKathryn Kish Sklar, co-director of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, and Beverly Wilson Palmer, research associate at Pomona College, have received a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and Records Administration to complete their one-volume edition of the letters of Florence Kelley. This eighteen-month grant, 2004-2006, will permit Sklar and Palmer to complete the project, having launched it with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2003-2004
Florence KelleyFlorence Kelley, Spartacus Educational, UKBrief bio of Florence Kelley and a list of some of her publications
Florence KelleyJohn Crerar LibraryFlorence Kelley worked part time as a librarian at the John Crerar Library.
Florence KelleyThe Selected Letters of Florence KelleyFirst-hand accounts of one woman's fight to improve working conditions for Americans in the early twentieth century
Florence KelleyWilliam Darrah Kelley (1814-1890)Biography of William Darrah Kelley from the United States Congress' Biographical Directory.
Historical ArchivesAmerican Newspaper Repository collection, 1852-2004The American Newspaper Repository Collection dates from 1852 through 2004 and consists of approximately six thousand bound newspaper volumes and more than 11,000 unbound newspaper items, most of which came, directly or indirectly, from the British Library. Notable long runs include the World, the New York Herald Tribune, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. There are also runs of foreign language and immigrant papers, such as the Yiddish Forward, the Irish World, the Greek Atlantis, trade journals, Communist papers such as the Daily Worker, and other political papers. Many of these runs apparently exist nowhere else in the original format.
Historical ArchivesNational Historical Geographic Information System The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks
Historical ArchivesCharles Booth and the Survey into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903)The Charles Booth Online Archive is a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the Archives Division of the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE ARchives) and the Senate House Library.
Historical ArchivesHomicide In Chicago 1870-1930Leigh Bienen and her colleagues transformed a handwritten record of the 11,000+ homicides in Chicago during this period into an interactive database, and provided historical, legal and photographic contextual material; along with a dozen video interviews and 14 scanned volumes of historical works.
Historical ArchivesIllinois Historic Preservation DivisionThe Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates over 60 historic sites and memorials. The Agency also administers the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The library is the state’s chief historical and genealogical research facility that is home to the state’s world-renowned Abraham Lincoln collection. The library houses the Agency’s collection of more than 12 million items of Illinois history.
Historical ArchivesIllinois Murder Indictments 2000-2010This Leigh Bienen website makes available more than 2200 murder indictments across the state of Illinois over the period 200-2009. The set of indictments are a new data set on murder and the history of capital punishment in Illinois.
Historical ArchivesKheel Center Archives - Cornell UniversityThe Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives is the unit of Catherwood Library at Cornell University that collects, preserves, and makes accessible special collections pertaining to the history of the workplace and labor relations.
Historical ArchivesNew York Public Library - Florence Kelley Papershe Florence Kelley papers document the professional career and family life of the Progressive-era social reformer. The papers include correspondence with her grandparents Isaac and Elizabeth Pugh, her parents William Bartram Kelley and Caroline Bonsall and her children Nicholas, William Darrah, Jr., John Bartram and Margaret Kelley. Kelley’s professional correspondence documents her commitment to social reform, from her time at Hull House in Chicago to her tenure as general secretary of the National Consumers' League. The collection also includes manuscripts and typescripts of Kelley’s writings, address books, scrapbooks, photographs, and a few items of ephemera.
Historical ArchivesTales from the Criminal Court: Crime and Punishment in New York, 1883-1927This will be an eventual repository for over 780,000 pages from approximately 3,300 court transcripts of criminal trials held in the Court of General Sessions, New York County, from the years 1883 – 1927.
Historical ArchivesThe Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)The library’s principal holdings date from the founding of the United States to the present and are especially rich in the areas of women’s rights movements, feminism, health, social reform, education, professional life, volunteer and civic efforts, family relationships, and travel.
Historical ArchivesThe Pullman StrikePart of Northern Illinois University Libraries' digitization projects, this site is a collection of documents, images and video chronicling the Chicago Pullman Strike of 1894
Historical ArchivesIllinois Historic Preservation AgencyThe job of the Illinois Historic Preservation Division is to protect the state’s historic resources and promote them so that the public enjoys them and learns from them.
Historical ArchivesNational Archive of Criminal Justice DataThe National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is the place to discover, access, and analyze data on crime and justice. NACJD hosts several large-scale datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN).
Historical ArchivesThe Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy, Yale UniversityThe Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
Historical ArchivesIllinois Digital ArchivesThe Illinois Digital Archives is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois.
Historical ArchivesTeaching HistoryTeachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible
Historical ArchivesGuide to Homicide Databases and Publically Available Research Using Original Homicide Records and DocumentsThe purpose of this Guide is to refer users of the Northwestern University Law School Capital Crimes Database, the Illinois Murder indictments web site, to other homicide datasets and research, available online from public sources of information and to introduce different research approaches.
John Peter AltgeldJohn Peter Altgeld By Michael MagidsonBiography of John Peter Altgeld.
LegalThe Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy, Yale UniversityThe Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
LegalIllinois JudgesBiographical and professional data and information on the election and appointment of all Illinois State Judges sitting during the calendar year 2015, including an Introduction by Alderman Edward M. Burke.
LegalBluhm Legal ClinicHousing more than 20 clinics within 13 centers, the Bluhm Legal Clinic is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive and effective clinical programs in the country. Through Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's clinical program, students gain direct experience representing clients and fine-tune their skills as advocates. Students also work with clinical faculty and staff to challenge the fairness of our legal institutions and to propose solutions for reform.
Leopold And LoebThe Leopold And Loeb Trial: An AccountA tragedy of three young lost lives, a dead fourteen-year-old victim and the imprisonment of two teenage killers, unfolded in Chicago in 1924
Leopold And LoebLeopold And Loeb—WikipediaNathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr. (November 19, 1904 – August 29, 1971)[1] and Richard Albert Loeb (/ˈloʊb/; June 11, 1905 – January 28, 1936), usually referred to collectively as Leopold and Loeb, were two wealthy students at the University of Chicago who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in May 1924
Women/Social Movements300 Women Who Changed the World, Encyclopedia Britannica ProfilesLearn about 300 women who changed the world�review their accomplishments, locate their birthplaces, and discover the eras in which they lived.
Women/Social MovementsCenter for the Historical Study of Women and Gender (Binghamton University)The Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender promotes research, teaching, and intellectual exchange on historical issues related to women and gender.
Women/Social MovementsIowa Women’s Archives Founders Digital CollectionThis digital collection includes photographs and scrapbooks featuring news clippings, newsletters, and correspondence formerly owned by Iowa natives Louise Noun and Mary Louise Smith. Noun was a social activist, art collector, and author of several books on women’s history. Smith was a political activist who fought for equal rights and became the first female chair of the Republican National Committee. Together, they founded the Louise Noun - Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives, which opened in 1992 at The University of Iowa Libraries.
Women/Social MovementsNational Women’s History Museum: A History of Women in IndustryThe Progressive Era: 1880-1930 The “violation of woman’s sphere” that Bagley addresses had to do with the emerging 19th century idea that women�s lives should be centered within the home as wives and mothers. Only men had a place in the public world of work, activism, and politics. By working in the Lowell mills, and by speaking out against the exploitation of female workers at Lowell, Bagley was challenging those views of womanhood.
Women/Social MovementsPapers of M. Carey ThomasBrynmawr College Library/Guide to the Papers of M. Carey Thomas
Women/Social MovementsSophia Smith Collection of Women's History Archives at Smith CollegeAn internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, archives, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women’s history.
Women/Social MovementsThe Gerritsen CollectionIn the late 1800’s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women’s history in the world.
Women/Social MovementsThe Lucy Parsons ProjectThe Lucy Parsons Project is an online educational resource designed to publicize the life of Lucy Parsons and the struggles she championed. Many of the struggles in which she took part are responsible for the freedoms and privileges many Americans enjoy today.
Women/Social MovementsWomen and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000This Worldwide Web site is intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.
Women/Social MovementsWomen Working, 1800-1930Website focusing on women’s role in the United States economy and providing access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University’s library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images.
Women/Social MovementsWomen's Legacy ProjectEuropean project that will make a decisive contribution to the inclusion of women protagonists in history and culture and their legacy in educational content.
Women/Social MovementsThe New HistoriaWe are at a transformative point in knowing about women: for the first time in human experience the energy of what we call feminist historical recovery has produced a critical mass of information about more women of the past than we could have ever imagined existed. These figures left evidence of their lives that disappeared, was sometimes resurrected, and then was lost again, and again. As we find new figures and generate more information about already-known figures, we stumble upon the knowledge they produced that has not yet been calibrated as part of the dominant narratives.
Women/Social MovementsWorking Class HistoryHistory is not made by the actions of a few rich and powerful individuals, like so much of the history we learn in school. History is made by the combined everyday actions of hundreds of millions of us: women, men, youth, people of colour, migrants, Indigenous people, LGBT+ people, disabled people, workers, older people, the unemployed, housewives – the working class.