Includes bibliographical references (p. -304) and index
Introduction: City of Big Shoulders or City of Homes?: Re-envisioning Urban History -- pt. 1. Crafting the Vision -- Ch. 1. "The Whole Work Has Been Committed to the Hands of Women": Women Respond to the Fire of 1871 -- Ch. 2. "Thoughtful Women Are Needed": Forming Groups and Forging Alliances -- pt. 2. Expanding the Vision -- Ch. 3. "The First Thing Is to Create Public Sentiment and Then Express It at Every Opportunity": The Growth of Progressive Activism -- Ch. 4. "The Welfare of the Community Requires the Admission of Women to Full Citizenship": The Campaign for Municipal Suffrage, 1896-1912 -- Ch. 5. "To Bring Together Women Interested in Promoting the Welfare of the City": The Expansion of Women's Municipal Work, 1910-16 -- pt. 3. Campaigning for the Vision -- Ch. 6. "I Do Not Think the Husband Will Influence the Wife's Vote in Municipal Affairs": Women as Voters and Potential Officeholders, 1913-19 -- Ch. 7. "Looking Out for the Interests of the People": Municipal Activism through the 1920s -- Ch. 8. "I Am the Only Woman on Their Entire Ticket": The End of an Era. Conclusion: Chicago Remains the City of Big Shoulders.