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George Pullman

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  • When Labor Day was born

    On America's mental calendar, Labor Day marks summer's end with a reminder to close up beach cottages and get the kids to school. But the circumstances of its birth were bloodier. Legislation declaring the first Monday in September a national holiday...
  • On tactics

    Curtis Black at the Community Media Workshop calls attention to this 2008 news item -- Hundreds of students, teachers and North Side residents gathered outside an alderman's home last night to protest plans to reorganize Senn High School. The crowd......
  • Books for travelers

    Books for travelers
    "The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands" Rizzoli, $45 The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...
  • "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" by Louise W. Knight

    "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" by Louise W. Knight
    "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" By Louise W. Knight W. W. Norton & Company, 352 pages, $28.95 After the Daughters of the American Revolution revoked Jane Addams’ membership because of her opposition to World War I, she joked, “I had supposed...
  • The true meaning of Labor Day

    Reprinted from early September, 1997 The correspondents are usually different but their general message is always the same:Zorn, you poor fool: Don't you know that the problem with this country is that we let too much get in the way......