A collection of researched creative nonfiction essays on the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. The collection explores what has made the Uptown neighborhood what it is today, and describes life experiences that have made the author perceive the neighborhood in certain ways during her nearly two years of living there. Themes of gentrification are woven throughout the essay, but each essay focuses on a specific theme: displacement (focusing on Hull-House's move to Uptown), the fear experienced in urban environments, Uptown's fall from glory (chronicled using the Uptown Theater as an icon), urban communes (specifically, Jesus People USA), deinstitutionalization, and immigration.aI plan to go there for a while, but I havena#39;t made a decision on my future plans.a Hull-House was torn down, the University of Illinois at Chicago was built, and Jane Addamsa#39;s Hull-House mansion was preserved as a museum on the universityanbsp;...
|Title||:||Weary Bones, New Skin: Essays on Uptown's Past and Present|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|