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Railroads, the Chicago World’s Fair, and George Pullman

by Jack Kelly The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental rail line. The explosive growth of railroads had, by the 1890s, created the world’s greatest transportation system and made American railroad corporations the

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Posted in Ancient History, Contemporary History, Medieval History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Lorraine Hansberry and Chicago Segregation

Lorraine Hansberry

by Natalie Y. Moore Lorraine Hansberry v. Anna Lee The Hansberry saga is just one story in the fight against segregation in Chicago. Most people know that Lorraine Hansberry, author of the play “Raisin in the Sun” was from Chicago.

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Posted in Contemporary History

Bill Veeck and the Chicago White Sox

Bill Veeck and the Chicago White Sox

by Dan Epstein Excerpt From Chapter 1:  Let’s Do It Again (Bill Veeck) Bill Veeck buys the Chicago White Sox. Over 29.7 million fans bought tickets to major league ballgames in 1975, the third-highest attendance figure in history, and the

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