Betty O'Shaughnessy and Kari Lydersen: Chicago's Modern Mayors

Chicago’s transformation into a global city began at City Hall. Chicago's Modern Mayors explores the stories of the five mayors that guided the city through this transition beginning with Harold Washington’s 1983 election: Washington, Eugene Sawyer, Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emmanuel, and Lori Lightfoot. Each essay addresses three essential issues: how and why each mayor won the office; whether the city council of their time acted as a rubber stamp or independent body; and the ways the unique qualities of each mayor’s administration and accomplishments influenced their legacy.

Chicago’s Modern Mayors illuminates a time of transition and change and considers the politicians who--for better and worse--shaped the Chicago of today. Join us at Bookends & Beginnings for a book talk with co-editor Betty O'Shaughnessy and author and Northwestern professor Kari Lydersen.

Register for Chicago's Modern Mayors here.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1620 Orrington Ave
EVANSTON, IL 60201
Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot By Dick Simpson (Editor), Betty O'Shaughnessy (Editor), Betty O'Shaughnessy (Contributions by), Xolela Mangeu (Contributions by), Gregory D. Squires (Contributions by), Monroe Anderson (Contributions by), Costas Spirou (Contributions by), Dennis Judd (Contributions by), Kari Lydersen (Contributions by), Daniel Bliss (Contributions by), Marco Rosaire Rossi (Contributions by), Dick Simpson (Contributions by), Clinton Stockwell (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Dick Simpson (Editor), Betty O'Shaughnessy (Editor), Betty O'Shaughnessy (Contributions by), Xolela Mangeu (Contributions by), Gregory D. Squires (Contributions by), Monroe Anderson (Contributions by), Costas Spirou (Contributions by), Dennis Judd (Contributions by), Kari Lydersen (Contributions by), Daniel Bliss (Contributions by), Marco Rosaire Rossi (Contributions by), Dick Simpson (Contributions by), Clinton Stockwell (Contributions by)
$31.19
ISBN: 9780252087714
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Published: University of Illinois Press - January 23rd, 2024