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Prof. Harris revives jazz-age magazine

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Neil Harris, Preston & Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and of Art History, has rescued some Chicago history. The Chicagoan, a New Yorker-style magazine of editorials, society news, and reviews of books, theater, and the “talkies” was published in the Second City for nine years during the Great Depression. Says the Sun-Times:

A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age is the product of Harris’ years of thorough and thoughtful research, now fashioned into a fantastically hefty volume, a treasure-trove of our city’s cultural history.

See sample pages of the book at the University of Chicago Press website.

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