Joseph Alan Gustaitis. Chicago Transformed: World War I and the Windy City. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press (2016).
This fascinating book looks at World War I as a time of transformation for Chicago. Employment needs are a particular theme that connects with many developments, such as the Great Migration, labor unions, and employment for women. Portraits of many individuals, such as gospel musician Thomas A. Dorsey and Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch, are a particular strength of this book.
In his Author! Author! blog series, Museum president Gary T. Johnson highlights works that draw on our collection.