New research categories and links have been added to Chicago History this week, and the topics are across the board. Here's what's new:
Teachers please note: A new section of research links on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era has been added- Because Chicago did not emerge in a vacuum. Hopefully, these links will provide a good starting point for those interested in the period.
Under "Interesting Online Reads" is a bit of personal Civil War history titled, OUR WISH FOR A HARD BATTLE.
George Ade has been added as a new featured writer. I have a copy of Ade's Chicago Stories published by the Henry Regnery Company in 1963 which I dearly love because of the wonderful illustrations by Ade's long-time friend, John T. McCutcheon. The stories originally appeared in The Chicago Record from 1893 to 1900 in a column titled, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town."
Caught on the Web (and maybe some slightly off topic...)
This weekend at the Chicago History Museum: The Chicago Maritime Festival. Lake Claremont Press, a local small press publisher of regional history, recently released From Lumber Hookers to the Hooligan Fleet
A Treasury of Chicago Maritime History By The Chicago Maritime Society. Additional information can be found on the Lake Claremont Press's Chicago blog.
Noted in the Harvard Crimson: “Motion To Allow Free Online Access To All Harvard Scholarly Articles” Good news for researchers!
The Dial was recently added to the Online Books Page. "The Dial was established in 1840 as a Transcendentalist magazine, edited by Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson. It published four volumes in this incarnation, ceasing in 1844. The Dial was revived in 1880, and carried a mix of politics, literature, and criticism under various editors, including Marianne Moore in the late 1920s. The Dial ceased publication in 1929." Chicago writers Carl Sandburg and Sherwood Anderson were contributors. For more information on The Dial, visit the American Transcendentalism Web.
Here's some good news: Rejoice fellow writers and researchers! The Chicago Manual of Style is now online. The bad news is that there is a subscription fee ($30 annual)to use all the features on the site. Still, there is quite a bit of free information to help you along your writing and publishing path.
Finally, The Sun-Times published a piece titled, "Chicago Historical Sites" a couple days ago. It was introduced by saying "Who needs New York? We've got plenty of history right here in town. Here is some of Chicago's history you might not know as much about" and listed 10 sites. Note to Sun-Times: Are you kidding? Is that all you got? A filler piece? I know you've got some issues going on right now, but I honestly think you can do much better. Uh, if you need some help, feel free to contact me.