Sam Kling, Northwestern University and Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame

Center for American History and Culture Programs
Urban History Dissertation Group
Saturday, May 10, 2014

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


“Imagining Downtown Real Estate: Mobility and the Discovery of Property Values in Chicago, 1917-1933”
Sam Kling, Northwestern University

“Where Have All the Gardens Gone? The Domestic Pastoral and the Decline of Urban Agriculture in Chicago, 1833-1893”
Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame

Cost and registration information: 

The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by email and must be requested in advance. If you are interested in presenting or would like to attend, please contact the Scholl Center at