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  1. The Case of Oscar Lopez Rivera
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Examing the criminal case against and incarceration of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican activist and organiser charged and convicted of seditious conspiracy in 1980.
  2. Century of Progress
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1934
    WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
  3. Chicago Underground Library
    Resource Type: Organization
    A collection focusing on material produced by small presses or independent publishers in the Chicago area. The collection includes zines, comics, perfect-bound novels, chapbooks, newsletters, art books, magazines and pamphlets.
  4. Death in the Haymarket
    A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    The story of the anarchosyndicalist militants accused of perpetrating the throwing of a bomb that killed police at a workers' rally at the Haymarket in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
  5. Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other local-serving employers have boosted profit with innovative practices to exploit workers that go far beyond wage cuts.
  6. Frank Fried (1927-2015)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Frank Fried, a revolutionary U.S. socialist, passed away on January 13, 2015.
  7. The Great Depression
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1934
    WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.
  8. Halsted Street
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2000
    WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
  9. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  10. Neighbors joining together to block Trump deportations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In neighborhoods across Chicago with large immigrant populations, people are banding together to form rapid response networks to support their neighbors in the event of expected deportation raids by President Donald Trump's administration. In the 35th Ward on the city's Northwest Side, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has started what he calls the Community Defense Committee.
  11. Our Generation
    Volume 7 Number 1

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
  12. Our Generation
    Volume 7 Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
  13. The Sixties
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  14. An Unauthorized Biography of the World
    Oral History on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.
  15. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.

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