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Post Industrial Southeast Chicago

For a glimpse into Southeast Chicago’s past, read these two recent books:  Exit Zero by Christine Walley and Fireflies in a Jar by Georgia Kraff .  Both memoirs give an account of what life was like when the steel mills provided a living for the thousands of families that lived and worked on the Southeast side.  Information about the books can be found at:

http://georgiakraff.com/
and
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/E/bo13487662.html

 
 
And if you haven’t seen the documentary, Wrapped in Steel you can watch it here:
 

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