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Back of the Yards

The Making of a Local Democracy

"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

291 pages | 37 halftones, 1 map | 5.90 x 8.90 | © 1986

Chicago and Illinois

History: American History, Urban History

Sociology: Urban and Rural Sociology

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