Saturday, February 14, 2009

Encyclopedia of Chicago online.

As today is the 80th anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, it seems fitting to feature the online Encyclopedia of Chicago (a joint project of the Chicago History Museum, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University). Interesting entries: "Chicago Literary Renaissance," "Crime and Chicago's Image," "Journalism," "Jungle, The" (on the Upton Sinclair book), "Literary Careers," "Pinkertons," "Publishing, Book." Other neat things: the subpoena for "Shoeless Joe" Jackson regarding the Black Sox scandal; a small video gallery.

About the photo: Suffragist and peace activist Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House, ca. 1910–15. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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