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1.

Compulsion

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Chicago, 1924. Two young men, one bossy and intimidating, the other sensitive and introverted, thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "The perfect crime." The result is a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on trial.
DVD
2006
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Primal Fear

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Criminal defense attorney Martin Vail is brilliant and confident. He is accustomed to fabricating and selling the truth while seeking the glory in the media spotlight. When he learns of the gruesome murder of a local Catholic archbishop, he immediately decides to defend the accused penniless altar boy. But Vail soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, as he becomes tangled in a web of lies, corruption and betrayal.
DVD
2009
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture

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An overview of the career of Louis Sullivan, progenitor of the modern skyscraper, responsible for some of Chicago's most famous architecture.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower

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Aqua Tower is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices totaling over 1.75 million sf. Unlike a tower in an open field, new towers in urban environments must negotiate small view corridors between existing buildings. In response to this, the Aqua Tower is designed to capture particular views that would otherwise be unattainable. -- designboom.com
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Public Enemies

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No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone, from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, Hoover made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One.
DVD
2009
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Public Enemies

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No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone, from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, Hoover made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One.
DVDBlu-Ray
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Raisin in the Sun

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Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads where the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Decisions will need to be made on how to best spend the money, from buying a new family home, buying a liquor store or even paying for medical school tuition. While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Promised Land

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Documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. Cultural and political gains become offset by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization, as Northern politicians ignore resentment that explodes in the Sixties. Finally, Chicago gets its first African-American mayor; many families move out of the ghetto to middle-class success; many others remain mired in a growing "underclass". Includes historical footage and personal interviews.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Idea Makers: The Women of Hull House

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Looks at the history of Hull House, opened by Jane Addams in 1889 as a place where she, Julia Lathrop, and other activists could provide outreach services to the poor and uneducated people of the surrounding Chicago neighborhood. Examines how the reformers applied statistical analysis to real-world problems, particularly infant and maternal mortality, thereby paving the way for far-reaching social reform. Looks at the relationship between social statistics and their objectivity and social policy.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Chicago Convention Challenge

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Using newreel footage taken in the midst of demonstrations against the Vietnam War during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, this film conveys the immediacy of anti-war organizing in meeting rooms, at rallies and in the streets. It is a valuable historical portrait of events that culminated in police riots against the protesters.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Summer '68

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This documentary provides an in-depth examination of protest activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968.
VHS
1994; 1969
Ivy (By Request)
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Affirmative Action: The History of an Idea

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Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Union Maids

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Presents an adaptation of the book entitled Rank and file by Alice Lynd, about the American labor movement in the 1930's. Relates the personal experiences of three militant women who tried to organize laborers in Chicago in this period.
VHS
1986; 1976
Ivy (By Request)
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The Rise of Capitalism [electronic resource]

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Features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment and the engineering feats involved in Chicago's early transformation from marsh to metropolis.
Online
2000
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The New City [electronic resource]

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Professor Miller explores the tension between the vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Features Chicago at the turn of the century with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism.
Online
2000
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Industrial Supremacy [electronic resource]: 1875 - 1906

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Features steel and stockyards at the end of the 19th century. The effects of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago is epitomized in the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift and the countless workers on the packinghouse and factory floor.
Online
2000
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Great Chicago Flood [electronic resource]

This episode of The New Explorers follows the Army Corps of Engineers as they use two simple algebra equations and the latest technology to stop the floodwaters that devastated the city of Chicago in April,1992, bringing the nation's third largest city to a halt.
Online
1998
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Industrial Area of Chicago, 1969

Aerials of industrial area southeast Chicago to NW Indiana: factory after factory with many chimneys smoking (air pollution)
Online
1969
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The WPA Film Library Part II [electronic resource]: Chicago Board of Trade, 1980

General chaos on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Online
1980