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Back of the yards

Robert A. Slayton

Back of the yards

the making of a local democracy

by Robert A. Slayton

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Illinois,
  • Chicago
    • Subjects:
    • Community organization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies,
    • Packing-house workers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies,
    • Neighborhood -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert A. Slayton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN80.C5 S56 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 278 p., [24] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages278
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2535716M
      ISBN 100226761983
      LC Control Number85016518

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Saul David Alinsky (Janu – J ) was an American community activist and political work through the Chicago-based Industrial Areas Foundation helping poor communities organize to press demands upon landlords, politicians and business leaders won him national recognition and notoriety.

Responding to the impatience of a New Left generation Education: University of Chicago (PhB). The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Democracy Realized Conclusion: Our Own Destiny Appendix Notes Index. Customer Reviews.

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The Back of the Yards neighborhood, located in back of the Union Stockyards and composed of Packingtown, Town of Lake, and New City, was the setting of Upton Sinclair's classic novel, The Jungle.

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Permeated by an unforgettable smell, Back of the Yards was a melting pot of immigrants, many who worked in the stockyards. Jane Jacobs in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, cites the Back of the Yards as an area able to "unslum" in the s, due to a beneficial set of circumstances.

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The Jungle, America's most influential proletarian novel, emerged from a seven-week investigation of Chicago's slaughterhouses. Researching the book inUpton Sinclair interviewed fellow Socialists, settlement house officials, health inspectors, and the workers themselves, who smuggled him into meatpacking plants so he could view conditions on: Jungle, The.

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"Robert A. Slayton’s Back of the Yards is one of the finest accounts I have ever read on an urban, working-class neighborhood in twentieth-century America.

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