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Richard M. Daley’s Chicago

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

6 – 7:30 pm

During his 22 years in office Richard M. Daley physically transformed Chicago. Out went the gritty, worn-down, and post-industrial Midwestern capital. In came a beautiful, sophisticated, and global city. Both business and culture thrived during his tenure. Yet like Daley himself, Chicago remained complex and full of contradictions: wealth and poverty; sophistication and callousness; civic virtue and materialism. We will examine Chicago’s culture, politics, and policy during Richard M. Daley’s long mayoralty.

Keith Koeneman is the author of First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, which will be published by the University of Chicago Press. 

Eight sessions, $190.
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Materials List
Course packet, to be purchased in class.