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December 2000

Forthcoming in 2001

Bridges of Memory

An Oral History of Three Generations of African Americans in Chicago. by Timuel D. Black, Jr.

Timuel Black has been a Chicago activist for most of his 81 years. Over the past decade, he has interviewed hundreds of representatives from each of three generation of African Americans in Chicago.

Pre-Order from Northwestern University Press
or the DuSable Museum of African American History

November 2000

Code of the Street by Eli Anderson is one of the most influential books on street culture ever written.


Order Code of the Street from Norton.


Special: Is God on Our Side?

Harper 1970 [1923].New York.

Full text

February, 2001

Sudhir Venkatesh's American Project is the best book on gangs and public housing.

It describes the history of Chicago's public housing and the tense relationship between the gangs and other residents.

No book on Chicago gangs captures their contemporary flavor as much as American Project.

Order American Project from Harvard University Press


January, 2001

Female Gangs in America, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and John M. Hagedorn is the first and only edited volume on female gangs. Order this book from: