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Letters Home | The Words Of Illinois' Civil War Soldiers

By SIU Press
Illinois soldiers wrote about their reasons for enlisting; the nature of training and duties; necessities like eating, sleeping, marching, and making the best of often harsh and chaotic circumstances; Southern culture; slavery; their opinions of commanding officers and the president; disease, medicine, and hospitals; their prisoner-of-war experiences; and the ways they left the army. Through letters from afar, many soldiers sought to manage their homes and farms, while some single men attempted to woo their sweethearts.

Posted on November 29, 2019

WOMEN: The National Geographic Image Collection

Powerful, Iconic
The National Geographic team has gone through their archives to choose 450 iconic images to show women of all backgrounds.

Posted on November 25, 2019

Andy Warcrime's Best Nonfiction Books Of The Last 25 Years

By Andy Warcrime
At least one Chicago author made this list.

Posted on November 20, 2019

For Small Creatures Such As We

By Ramin Skibba/Undark
The vastness is bearable only through love.

Posted on November 19, 2019

Three New Books On Consciousness To Blow Your Mind

By Dan Falk/Undark
Nobody knows what it is, how it works or if it's even real.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Rez Ball

By Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report
A new book explores the lives of Navajo high schoolers on and off the court.

Posted on November 12, 2019

Publishers Should Be Making E-Book Licensing Better, Not Worse

By Gennie Gebhart/Electronic Frontier Foundation
An embargo on new e-books disproportionately harms these readers who rely on digital formats, and violates the principles of equitable access at the core of library services.

Posted on November 9, 2019

How Italian Labor Shaped Chicago

Peter Pero Presented By The Chicago Public Library and CAN TV
"Chicago and its suburbs have a historical population of Italian Americans. As of 2000, about 500,000 in the Chicago area identified themselves as being Italian descent."

Posted on November 4, 2019

American Writers Museum In Chicago Celebrates What It Means To Be An Immigrant And Refugee In America Today

By The American Writers Museum
At a time when "immigrant" can be a symbol or slur, shorthand for any of a thousand complicated concepts, these writers explore what it truly means to cross borders.

Posted on November 1, 2019

MUSIC - At Home Chicago Blues.
TV - Virtually Funny Family Guy.
POLITICS - The Hamburglar Of Passion.
SPORTS - Olympic Atheletes Dying Under Weight Of Gold.

BOOKS - Machiavelli's Prince Charming.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Joan Mitchell's City Landscape.


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