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  1. Century of Progress
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934
    WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
  2. Death in the Haymarket
    A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    The story of the anarchosyndicalist militants accused of perpetrating the throwing of a bomb that killed police at a workers' rally at the Haymarket in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
  3. Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other local-serving employers have boosted profit with innovative practices to exploit workers that go far beyond wage cuts.
  4. The Great Depression
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934
    WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.
  5. Halsted Street
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931   Published: 2000
    WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
  6. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  7. The Realities of Chicago School Reform
    Against The Current vol. 82

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    In Chicago, the current round of school reform efforts began in the late 1980s. They were ostensibly sparked by the November 1987 public pronouncement of William Bennett, then-Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, calling Chicago schools "the worst in the nation."
  8. The Sixties 
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  9. Stop Signs
    Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
  10. An Unauthorized Biography of the World 
    Oral History on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.

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