6 – 7:30 pm
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.
Course packet, to be purchased in class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $170