A History of Chicago's Tent Cities

A History of Chicago's Tent Cities
Out of Place: Homeless Mobilization, Sub-cities, and Contested Landscapes by Talmadge Wright
A History of Chicago's Tent Cities
Out of Place: Homeless Mobilization, Sub-cities, and Contested Landscapes by Talmadge Wright

A History of Chicago's Tent Cities

Back in the early 1990s, a community called “Tranquility City” emerged here on the near west side of Chicago. Plywood huts sprung up, forming a tent city for just under 20 people. Sociologist and Loyola University professor Dr. Talmadge Wright studied Tranquility City, and is the author of Out of Place: Homeless Mobilization, Sub-cities, and Contested Landscapes. He explains the fascinating history behind the community.

Music Button:  Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown, "I Hope She Is Awake", from the CD Varmint, (Cuneiform records)