Marcus, Emeritus Professor of History, Presents “Chicago: 1880-1980”

Posted on 7/22/2009 10:03:27 AM

Starting July 20, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. and running for three Mondays at the Indiana Free Library, emeritus professor of History Dr. Irwin Marcus will present “Chicago: 1880–1980.” 

The first talk (July 20) focused on the period 1880–1910 and looked at economic development, labor clashes, and civic contributions. The second talk (July 27) will look at organized crime, politics, and ethnic and racial relations from 1910–1940. The final talk (August 3) will examine Mayor Richard Daley, deindustrialization and its effects, and ethnic and racial relations for 1940–1980.