Credibility: While living in one of Chicago’s most known gentrified areas, Lincoln Park, and taking a Latino class at DePaul University I was able to learn about the history of the neighborhood. I learned about the battle low-income Puerto Rican families lost when trying to keep their homes in Lincoln Park. Yes, you heard correctly, Lincoln Park was a Puerto Rican neighborhood. IIII. Preview: In this speech, I will begin by explaining what gentrification is along with a short background on the Lincoln Park gentrification, then I will proceed to explain how the families in these areas fought for their homes, and finally I will be discussing the gentrification that is affecting citizens of Chicago today.
CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO 2 Charles “Lucky” Luciano: The Father of Modern Crime Thesis: The immigration of the Lucania family from Italy to the United States would be the cause of one of the most drastic changes in the workings of organized crime. 1. Charles Luciano experienced the hard childhood experienced by the children of almost all immigrants. 1.1 November 24, 1897, Charles Luciano, christened Salvatore Lucania, was born in the village of Lercara Friddi in Sicily (Gosch, 1975). 1.2 As Luciano was growing up, his family scraped by, sometimes even going without food (Gosch, 1975).
The Van Dans founded a black market were they could buy food but was to expensive but they still had enough money to buy food for the two families hidinh in the annex. They founded a radio were they starting hearing all the news that happened with the Nazis and the war, one they when Otto was hearing the news he heard the American army also called the Allies were planning an invasion in Europe, The two families celebrated hoping the invasion was not to far
Big Jim was the first boss of the Chicago Outfit. He called in Torrio to come to the Outfit and be his second. When prohibition started Torrio wanted to go into bootlegging but Jim said no, which was not of many reasons, including that he divorced his aunt, that Torrio has him killed. Giovanni Torrio helped Big Jim many times, even at one point sending in his “Henchmen” to protect him after someone sent him a “Black Hand” letter, which meant that if you don’t pay you get attacked. When Big Jim called Torrio to Chicago, he left his New York empire to Frank Yale.
From a young age, members of society are impressionable on those around them in their attempts to conform to the ever-expanding set of social norms their peers follow and enforce. The characters in the book Native Son by Richard Wright are no different. In this story, a young black man, Bigger Thomas, navigates through Chicago in the 1930s, during a time of severe segregation and discrimination against African-Americans, to the point where they have almost no freedom at all. To support his family and survive, Bigger takes a job as a chauffeur for the Dalton’s, an esteemed white family praised for their donations to colored organizations. After driving their daughter, Mary, home, Mary’s intoxicated state forces Bigger to carry her up to her room, and while he is laying her down in bed, Mrs. Dalton walks in.
The theme is made present in the characters lives and is revealed to the readers in many ways throughout the novel. The main protagonist of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar Schell, copes with the grief from the tragedy of losing his father by focusing on something other than the loss of his dad. Oskar goes on a long adventure through the five boroughs of New York City in order to find out what a key he found opens. Oskar found the key when he broke a vase that belonged to his dad, and the key was in an envelope with the word “Black” written on the outside of it. After determining that the word “Black” was a last name, Oskar decided to “spend my Saturdays and Sundays finding all of the people named Black and learning what they knew about the key in the vase in Dad’s closet” (Foer 51).
Drehle, D. V. (2003). Triangle: The Fire That Changed America (1st ed.) New York, NY. Grove Press David Von Drehle’s Triangle: The Fire That Changed America is a historical monograph discusses the rise of labor reforms along with the Progressive Movement throughout the state of New York during the early 1900’s, and pushes forward the argument that the fire which decimated the Triangle Waist Company was vital to the entrance of laws advocated by unions that protect the safety of workers. Drehle himself is a journalist, a former editor of Time Magazine, and a frequent visitor of American History in most of his works.
The novel just like the other novels in the series is set in a Chicago neighborhood during the time of the Great Depression. Greely offers deep insights into the human heart as he introduces a tycoon struggling with love and re-connection. Lorcan Flynn the lead in the novel is rich businessman who is forced to reconstruct a love story turned horror narrative that happened more than forty decades past. The novel tells of how Flynn gets motivated to go back into his youth, into the events of a night that had led to him losing the only person he had ever loved. His first love had died in a mysterious unresolved explosion that had killed her entire family.
During the first two decades of the 20th century, wide immigrants population full of conflicts and colorful mix of ethnic groups such as Italians, Russians, African-Americans and others started to immigrate to United States especially to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. These immigrants started forming organized crime groups, most are Italian frustrated by the poor life style they had in Italy. Consequently they chose to join the American Mafia. On January 16th 1919, the 18th amendment is approved by 36 states in the United States of America and goes into effect on the federal level, so by the terms of the amendment, the country went dry one year later on January 17th 1920, which is referred to The Prohibition era in the United States. In other words, it’s the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States through banning the production, import,
HBO’s ‘The Wire” is a gritty criminal drama that follows both the Baltimore police department and inner city drug scene. The show was created by former police reporter (and certified genius) David Simon and is preserved as one of the greatest televisions shows ever. Mr. Simon quotes “Our model when we started doing The Wire wasn’t other television shows. The standard we were looking at was Balzac’s Paris or Dickens’s London, or Tolstoy’s Moscow.” The series revolutionized television; introducing techniques used religiously in modern dramas The show has no central character but follows Baltimore city and demonstrates the conflicts that arise between the drug scene and local police department. From the perspective of the drug kingpins, the show