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.
Course packet, to be purchased in class.