Hi Everyone,

I am very pleased to announce that Claire Hartfield, author of the recently published A Few Red Drops, will be joining us for the March 19 meeting. A Few Red Drops is an account of the 1919 Chicago Race Riot that started on a beach on the South Side near 29th Street and spread to the Black Belt. 38 people, both black and white, died during the riots. Over 500 people were injured.

Claire Hartfield grew up in Hyde Park/Kenwood and as an attorney, specialized in school de-segregation litigation.

The book is in stock at 57th Street Books for $18.99 and can also be ordered through The Seminary Co-op Bookstore web site. https://www.semcoop.com/few-red-drops-chicago-race-riot-1919

The Chicago Public Library has 5 copies – all checked out or on hold, none at the Blackstone Branch.

Thanks to Sam Guard for his help in contacting Claire and persuading her to join us.

Regards,
Michal Safar, Hyde Park Historical Society
Allison Hartman, Chicago Hyde Park Village

The Hyde Park Book Club meets March 19 Meeting
@ 7:30pm
lower level meeting room of Treasure Island
1526 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

All are welcome to join us.

Michal Safar, President/Archivist
Hyde Park Historical Society

Hyde Park Book Club Meeting Topics
November 2015‐January 2018

November 2015 Kickoff Meeting – Organizational
January 2016 – Leopold & Loeb*
February 2016 – Rosalie Buckingham & Rosalie Villas*
March ss, 2016 – Author Barry Kritzberg, Kelly O’Quinn Mystery Series*
April 2016 – Author Pam Toler, Heroines of Mercy Street*
May 2016 – World’s Columbian Exposition: Fiction & Non‐fiction*
June 2016 – Discussion of Future Topics
July 2016 – Women at the World’s Columbian Exposition*
August 2016 ‐ African‐American Authors from Chicago’s South Side – Richard Wright, Gwendolyn
Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Ronald Fair*
September 2016 – Author Susan O’Connor Davis, Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park
October 2016 ‐ Ioan Petru Culianu: His Life, Death and Published Works*
November 2016 ‐ The Manhattan Project. Caroline Herzenberg & Ruth Howes co‐authors of Their Day in
the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project
January 2017 – Author Ted Anton, Eros, Magic and the Death of Professor Culianu
February 2017 – Authors Megan Doherty & Jasmine Kwong authors of the photo essay If You Weren’t
Looking for It: The Seminary Co‐op Bookstore
March 2017 – Aspects of the Black Experience in Hyde Park and Chicago’s South Side*
April 2017 – Mystery Series V. I. Warshawsky by Sara Paretsky
May 2017 – Author Rebecca Janowitz, Culture of Opportunity & Modern Hyde Park Politics*
June 2017 – Author Rebecca Janowitz, Culture of Opportunity & Early Hyde Park Politics*
July 2017 – Urban Renewal in Hyde Park*
August 2017 – The Jane Collective: The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion
Service with “Julia”
September 2017 – History of the South Parks (Jackson Park, The Midway, Washington Park) led by Fran
Vandervoort and Louise McCurry*
October 2017 – Works of Saul Bellow including Augie March, Herzog, Ravelstein and Dean’s December
November 2017 – Author Larry Baran, The Housewife Loved a Bandit
January 2018 – Presidential Libraries led by Ruth Knack*
*bibliography attached

Selected Bibliography

The Crime of the Century: The Leopold and Loeb Case Hal Higdon 1975
The Amazing Crime and Trial of Leopold and Loeb Maureen McKernan
1924
Compulsion: A Novel Meyer Levin 1956
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned John A. Farrell 2011
For the Thrill of It Simon Baatz 2008
Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story John Logan (play)
Clarence Darrow’s Closing Arguments at Leopold and Loeb Trial (various
editions) including:
Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom,
1989, by Clarence Darrow and Arthur Weinberg
Most of the books have been reissued at least once and all are available in various forms.

Rosalie Villas/Rosalie Buckingham Book List

 

Original Source: Hyde Park Herald Archive, http://hpherald.com/new‐and‐improved‐digital‐archives/
Search under Rosalie Buckingham for information on the original development in 1883, including real
estate transactions infrastructure permits.

Original Source: A Holiday at Rosalie Villas, 1888 (Out of Print)
Hyde Park Historical Society library, www.Blurb.com

 

Reference: Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park, Susan O’Connor Davis, University of Chicago
Press, 2013
Seminary Coop/57th Street Books, Powell’s, Amazon, ABE Books Online

 

Reference: Hyde Park Houses, Jean Block, University of Chicago Press, 1978 (Out of
Print)
Powell’s, ABE Books Online

 

Fiction‐Mystery: Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett, Scholastic, 2004
Seminary Coop/57th Street Books, Powell’s, Amazon, ABE Books Online

 

Fiction: Family Pictures, Sue Miller, Harper, 1990
Seminary Coop/57th Street Books, Amazon, ABE Books Online

 

Fiction: When Harry Met Rose, Maria Malone, CreateSpace, 2015
Amazon

 

Biography: Mr. Selfridge in Chicago, Gayle Soucek, Arcadia, 2015
Amazon

 

Biography: Selfridge: The Life and Times of Harry Gordon Selfridge, Fergus Mason,
LifeCaps, 1915.
Amazon

 

Biography: Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead, Random House,
2013
Amazon, Powell’s

 
 

Barry Kritzberg Bibliography

She’s No Detective: (A Kelly O’Quinn Mystery) (Available 57th Street books,
Amazon)
The Trout in the Milk (Kelly O’Quinn Mystery # 2) (Ebook only)
Looking as if She Were Alive (Kelly O’Quinn Mystery # 3) (Ebook only)
Hitting‐‐and Killing‐‐for the Cycle (Kelly O’Quinn Mystery # 4) (Ebook only)
That Hyde Park Affair (Kelly O’Quinn Mystery # 5)(Ebook only)

Heroines of Mercy Street

Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War, Little Brown, February
16, 2016. Hardcover, CD, Ebook
Availability: 57th Street Books, Amazon
By Pamela D. Toler
WTTW Mercy Street Schedule:
http://schedule.wttw.com/series/23522/Mercy‐Street/

 
 
 

Hyde Park Book Club
Bibliography for May 16, 2016
Worlds Columbian Exposition

Non‐Fiction

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America,
Eric Larson, 2003
Available through Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon, Abe Books, CPL

 

America at the Fair: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chiam M.
Rosenberg, 2008
Available through Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon, Abe Books, CPL

 

Chicago by Day and Night: the Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America,
originally published 1892, reprinted 2013, edited by Paul Durica & Bill Savage
Available through Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon, Abe Books, CPL

 

The Fair Women: The Story of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian
Exposition of 1893, 1981, Jeanne Weimann and Anita Miller
Available through Amazon, Abe Books, Powell’s, CPL

 
 
 

Fiction

Sweet Clover: A Romance of the White City, 1894 Clara Louise Burnham
Available through Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon, Abe Books

 

Fairground Fiction: Detective Stories of the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1992, Donald
K. Hartman, ed.
Includes: Chicago Charlie: the Columbian Detective and Against Odds
Especially interesting for a bibliography of fictional works using the WCE as a
setting
Available through Amazon, Abe Books, CPL

 

Death at the Fair: an Emily Cabot Mystery, 2008, Frances McNamara
Frances McNamara is a local Chicago author.
Available from Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon, ABE Books, CPL

 
 
 

Hyde Park Book Club
Fair Women Bibliography

 
 
 

Constructions of Femininity: Women and the World’s Columbian Exposition, 2009, Lauren Alexander
Maxwell.
Honors Thesis, Butler University. This is a history of the relationship between the Queen Isabella
Association and the Board of Lady Managers at the WCE. Primary sources include official
documents of the WCE as well as the correspondence of Bertha Palmer.
Available in PDF.

A Parisienne in Chicago: Impressions of the World’s Columbian Exposition, 2010, Madame Leon
Grandin. Originally published in 1894.

Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, 2011, Wanda M. Corn

The Fair Women: The Story of the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,
1981, Jeanne Weimann and Anita Miller
Available through Amazon, Abe Books, Powell’s, CPL

Three Girls in a Flat, 1892, Enid Yandell, Jean Loughborough, Laura Hayes.
Semi‐autobiographical account by a sculptor for the Horticultural Building at the World’s Columbian
Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Co‐written with two friends, it’s an episodic account of the trials and
tribulations of three young women eking out a living while sharing a small flat in Chicago.

World’s Fair Notes: A Woman Journalist Views Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition, Marian
Shaw
Presents a series of contemporary articles describing the 1893 Chicago world’s fair for the Fargo, N.D.,
Sunday Argus, and discusses the author’s career and the role of women journalists

Fairground Fiction: Detective Stories of the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1992, Donald K. Hartman,
ed.
Includes: Against Odds by female author Emma M. Van Deventer
Especially interesting for a bibliography of fictional works using the WCE as a setting
Available through Amazon, Abe Books, CPL

August 2016 Hyde Park Book Club

African‐American Authors from Chicago’s South Side

 Richard Wright – Native Son, Lord Today, The Outside – all set in the South Side
 Gwendolyn Brooks – Maud Martha – novel set in the south side
 Lorraine Hansberry – To Be Young, Gifted and Black
 Ronald L. Fair – Hog Butcher

Culianu Biography & Bibliography

Ioan Petru Culianu or Couliano (5 January 1950 – 21 May 1991) was a Romanian historian of religion,
culture, and ideas, a philosopher and political essayist, and a short story writer. He served as professor
of the history of religions at the University of Chicago from 1988 to his death. Culianu was born in Iaşi.
He studied at the University of Bucharest, then traveled to Italy where he was granted political asylum
while attending lectures in Perugia in July 1972. He later graduated from the Università Cattolica del
Sacro Cuore in Milan. He lived briefly in France and the Netherlands, before leaving Europe for Chicago,
in the United States. There, after a stint as visiting professor, he became a professor at the University of
Chicago. He took a Ph.D. at the University of Paris IV in January 1987, with the thesis Recherches sur les
dualismes d’Occident. Analyse de leurs principaux mythes (“Research into Western Dualisms. An Analysis
of their Major Myths”), coordinated by Michel Meslin.
Having completed three doctorates and being proficient in six languages, Culianu specialized in
Renaissance magic and mysticism. He became a friend, and later the literary executor, of Mircea Eliade,
the famous historian of religions. He also wrote fiction and political articles.

Books in English

Out of this World: Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein
Culianu, Ioan P.

The Eliade Guide to World Religions
Mircea Eliade, Ioan P. Culianu, Hillary S. Wiesner

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance
Culianu, Ioan P.; Cook, Margaret; Couliano, Ioan P.

Biography

Eros, Magic and the Murder of Professor Culianu
Anton, Ted

Aspects of the Black Experience in Hyde Park and Chicago’s South Side

The South Side: A portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, Natalie Y. Moore, 2016
Natalie Moore is a reporter for WBEZ and lives in Chicago.
Availability: Seminary Coop Bookstore, $17

Negroland: A Memoir, Margo Jefferson, 2015. National Book Critics Circle Award.
Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. She grew up on the South Side and
attended Lab School.
Availability: Seminary Coop Bookstore, $16

Always Bring a Crowd!: The Story of Frank Lumpkin Steelworker, by Beatrice Lumpkin,
1999.
Labor and politics on the South Side.
Availability:
Amazon.com, $12.95
ABE Books from $10 ‐ www.abebooks.com

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography
Modern Hyde Park Politics
May 15, 2017

Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park, Rebecca
Janowitz, 2010.
Out of print.
ABE Books
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=Rebecca+Janowitz&tn=Culture+of+Opport
unity&kn=&isbn=
Amazon Kindle Edition: $15.33
CPL: Multiple Locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Barak Obama, 2006
CPL: Multiple locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington
Seminary Coop Bookstore: Multiple formats. $7.99‐$19.99
Powell’s: From $4.20

Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman’s Memoir, Leon M. Despres, 2005.
CPL: Multiple locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington.
Seminary Coop Bookstore: $24.95

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography
Early Hyde Park Politics
June 19, 2017

Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park, Rebecca
Janowitz, 2010. Chapter 3, A Cradle of Independent Politics.
Out of print.
ABE Books
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=Rebecca+Janowitz&tn=Culture+of+Opport
unity&kn=&isbn=
Amazon Kindle Edition: $15.33
CPL: Multiple Locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington

Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics, Charles Edward Merriam, Macmillan, 1929.
ABE Books
Harold Washington Library Center, in‐library use only

Mary McDowell, Neighbor, Howard E. Wilson, Chicago, 1928
ABE Books
Harold Washington Library Center, in‐library use only

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography
Urban Renewal
July 17, 2017

Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park, Rebecca
Janowitz, 2010. Chapter 5 – Creating a Racially Balanced Community
Out of print.
ABE Books
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=Rebecca+Janowitz&tn=Culture+of+Opport
unity&kn=&isbn=
Amazon Kindle Edition: $15.33
CPL: Multiple Locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington

Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park, Susan O’Connor Davis, University of Chicago Press, 2013
Chapter 7 – Deconstruction, 1949‐1978
Seminary Coop/57th Street Books, Powell’s, Amazon, ABE Books Online

Hyde Park‐Kenwood Community Conference History of Urban Renewal
http://www.hydepark.org/historicpres/HPKCCstoryurbren.htm

Hyde Park‐Kenwood Community Conference Urban Renewal Timeline
http://www.hydepark.org/historicpres/urbanrentimeline.htm

The Politics of Urban Renewal, Peter Rossi, New York, 1961
ABE Books
CPL: Harold Washington
University of Chicago Library

The Impact of Urban Renewal on Small Business: the Hyde Park‐Kenwood Case, Brian J. L. Berry, Chicago,
1968
ABE Books
CPL: Harold Washington
University of Chicago Library

A Neighborhood Finds Itself, Julie Abrahamson, New York, 1959
ABE Books
CPL: Harold Washington, Blackstone
University of Chicago Library

The Hyde Park Kenwood renewal years: a history to date. Beadle, Muriel, Chicago, 1967.
Privately printed by Muriel Beadle.
CPL: Harold Washington
University of Chicago Library

Hyde Park Book Club
History of the South Parks (Jackson Park, Midway, Washington Park)
Bibliography

Olmsted In Chicago, Victoria Ranney, 1972
ABE Books, Amazon

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in 19th Century, Witold
Rybczynski, 1999
ABE Books, Seminary Coop Bookstore

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, Justin Martin, Da Capo Press, 2012
ABE Books, Amazon

Early History of Jackson Park, Julie Kramer, v 10 #1, February 1988, Hyde Park History
Provided

The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, 2nd ed., Julia Bachrach, 2012
ABE Books, Seminary Coop Bookstore

Jackson Park Design Evolution, Julia Bachrach, 1995
Provided

Hyde Park Book Club, January 15, 2018
Presidential Libraries Bibliography

Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush,
Aug 11, 2016 by Jodi Kanter
Available from Amazon and ABE books.

The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity & Enshrine Their Legacies,
Mar 14, 2015, by Anthony Clark
Available from Amazon and ABE books

Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory, Jan
10, 2006, by Benjamin Hufbauer
Available from Amazon and ABE books

Presidential Attics: The Library Competition is Heating Up, by Ruth Eckdish
Knack, Planning Magazine, November 2014.
PDF available.