Chicago’s Eight-Hour Movement of 1886.

The campaign for an eight-hour work day began in 1867 and continued into 1890. The movement leaders used social Christianity to different degrees to gain support form the working class, and adjusted their ideological framework as the campaign progressed.

Chicago’s Influence on Jazz Music

Jazz music began in New Orleans, Louisiana. The musical genre has roots in European traditions, blues, and ragtime. It also derives from work songs sung by slaves on southern plantations. Jazz was not a popular musical genre until the 20th century when African Americans moved to Chicago during the Great Migration to escape the Jim […]

Forged By Fire – Chicago’s Industrial Growth Following the Great Fire

  Since the year 1871, the city of Chicago has never been the same.  The fire that shook the entire world ushered Chicago into a new era. Due to the city’s detailed face-lift in architecture and new industrial perspective, Chicago rose above the ashes to take its position in the United States as the golden […]

The Creation of Early Childhood Intervention

Influences to the Creation of Early Childhood Intervention in Chicago Early Child Intervention began in the 1870s, when Americans began to open free child care centers for the poor.  They did this as a means to save the impoverished children from falling into the same patterns of misfortunate as their parents. The centers were places […]