Duck Duck Book

19 – addendum to number 5
06.9.2005, 12:04 am
Filed under: history & geography

In booklist number 5 I reviewed a big heavy reference book called the Encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004).  The Chicago Historical Society has made the material in the book available on its webpage — as far as I can tell the entire text is reproduced in the website, and there are many interactive features that are only available there.  It’s certainly worth a looksee if you’re interested in Chicago history, culture, politics, infrastructure, or daily life. 

The Chicago Historical Society has a number of other online projects that present digitized and purpose-created electronic resources on various topics in Chicago history — the great fire, teenager culture in the city, and Haymarket are some that jumped out at me.  The index to these resources is online.


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