Post-World War II Chicago | Newberry

Post-World War II Chicago

From Broad Shoulders to Third City
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Larry Bennett, DePaul University
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar examines the fundamental changes that have occurred in Chicago since the era of Mayor Richard J. Daley. These changes include the winding down of the Cook County Democratic Party machine, the shift of the Chicago area economy from heavy industry to a “post-industrial” mix of corporate management, business services, finance, and entertainment-oriented activities, and a variety of demographic and neighborhood-level trends. Most of the seminar will focus on changes that have occurred within the city of Chicago, but the growing importance of the region—both economically and conceptually—will be addressed.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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