Richard M. Daley’s Chicago

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, February 19 – March 26

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Keith Koeneman

During his twenty-two years in office, Richard M. Daley physically transformed Chicago. Out went the gritty, worn-down, post-industrial Midwestern capital. In came a beautiful, sophisticated global city. Both business and culture thrived during his reign. Yet like Daley himself, Chicago remained complex and full of contradictions: culture and power, wealth and poverty; sophistication and callousness, civic virtue and materialism. We will examine Chicago’s culture, politics, and policy during Richard M. Daley’s mayoralty.

Keith Koeneman is the author of First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, which is being published by the University of Chicago Press.

Materials List:
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
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