Back of the Yards

The Making of a Local Democracy

Robert A. Slayton

Back of the Yards
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Robert A. Slayton

291 pages | 37 halftones, 1 map | © 1986
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226761992 Published April 1988
"Robert A. Slayton's Back of the Yards is 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 of The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America
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