The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

Rebecca Janowitz will again be joining us to continue our discussion of her book and Hyde Park poli-tics. This meeting will focus on earlier Hyde Park politics and politicians. See below and the bibliography that is included.

June Meeting – Earlier Hyde Park Politics

Rebecca Janowitz – Culture of Opportunity – Chapter 3
Charles Merriam – Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics Mary McDowell, Neighbor

For the July 17th meeting, we are considering a discussion of books on the topic of Urban Renewal in Hyde Park. A bibliography will be available at the June meeting. If you have any titles you would like included, please send them to Michal Safar at

The Hyde Park Book Club meets the third Monday of every month at 7:30 in the meeting room in the lower level of Treasure Island. All are welcome!

The Hyde Park Book Club is jointly sponsored by Chicago Hyde Park Village and the Hyde Park Historical Society.

Allison Hartman, Chicago Hyde Park Village
Michal Safar, Hyde Park Historical Society

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography

Earlier Hyde Park Politics

June 19, 2017

Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park,

Rebecca Janowitz, 2010. Chapter 3, A Cradle of Independent Politics.

Out of print.

ABE Books click here

Amazon Kindle Edition: $15.33

CPL: Multiple Locations including Blackstone and Harold Washington

Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics, Charles Edward Merriam, Macmillan, 1929.

ABE Books

Harold Washington Library Center, in-library use only

Mary McDowell, Neighbor, Howard E. Wilson, Chicago, 1928

ABE Books

Harold Washington Library Center, in-library use only