The Resource Back of the yards, Jeannette Swist, (electronic resource)

Back of the yards, Jeannette Swist, (electronic resource)

Label
Back of the yards
Title
Back of the yards
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Swist
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 1906 novel, The Jungle. Permeated by an unforgettable smell, Back of the Yards was a melting pot of immigrants, many who worked in the stockyards. In 1894, Mary McDowell started the University of Chicago Settlement House in Back of the Yards. She improved living conditions and in 1905 helped create Davis Square Park. The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council was founded in 1939 by Joseph Meegan, Saul Alinsky, and Bishop Bernard Sheil and is America's oldest not for-profit community based organization. It consisted of 185 delegate organizations involving residents, business owners, churches, parks, schools, and social clubs that worked to advocate improvements. The council motto continues on as "We the people will work out our own destiny." Relive the bustling activity and the lives of the people in the neighborhood through the historic images in Back of the Yards
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Swist, Jeannette
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Target audience
adult
Label
Back of the yards, Jeannette Swist, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451779
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11451779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11451779
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Back of the yards, Jeannette Swist, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451779
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11451779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11451779
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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