The first ever comprehensive history of this troubled city, the book includes more than 250 photographs and images of the people and events that shaped East St. Louis. Andrew Theising, a professor of political science at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, examines the city's past from the prominent role it played in the growth of 19th century industrial America to its presently depleted state. For Theising, East St. Louis is more than just a river city suburb; it is an example of industry creating and then abandoning a city, and it is also one of the most misunderstood cities in America.
|Publisher:||Virginia Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|