The Lakefront Historian

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People Power and Sacred Cows: More Thoughts on SELMA

I agree with much of what my colleague Devin Hunter has written, but am still struggling with my reactions to Selma. Something about it just didn’t entirely connect with me … Continue reading

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2015 Loyola HGSA Conference CFP is Here!

Originally posted on History Graduate Student Conference:
Call for Papers Twelfth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference November 14, 2015 Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus, Chicago, IL…

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Motoring Through Edgewater”: A Review

The following review evaluates the newest exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society, located at 5358 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. The museum is open to the public from 1-4pm on Saturdays and … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Some Initial Thoughts on SELMA

I was lucky enough to catch a pre-wide release showing of Selma earlier this week, when colleague Anthony Di Lorenzo and I braved Arctic weather to trudge to the multiplex. Overall, with … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Student Spotlight: Pamela Johnson

Loyola University Chicago’s history graduate program is home to dozens of students with a wide range of interests. This spotlight series highlights some of these interests and celebrates the history … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Resource Roundup: Historical Perspectives on Race, Police, and Crime

Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice.  The deaths of young black men–and the lack of indictments for the policemen who killed them–have ignited outrage and urgent conversations on the structural … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 9 Comments

Neglected, Seemingly Forgotten Chicago Mural Is Now Extinct, Seemingly Forgotten

MIT professor of urban studies Larry Vale recently published a book that deals with what he terms, “twice-cleared” places. A prominent example he employs is the site of the Cabrini-Green … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

2014 HGSA Conference Program is Here!

Check out this year’s program in advance of Saturday’s conference!

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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