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Chicago dreaming : Midwesterners and the city, 1871-1919

Author: Timothy B Spears
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
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Part I examines the ethos of self-making and boosterism that has defined the city since its settlement in the 1830s, and argues that these energies formed the context for hinterland migration during the nineteenth century and beyond. Part 2 highlights the emotional and cultural foraces that continued to tie many migrants to the hinterland even after their arrival in Chicago. Part 3 looks at Chicago's ethnic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spears, Timothy B., 1957-
Chicago dreaming.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005
(OCoLC)646536730
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy B Spears
ISBN: 0226768732 9780226768731 0226768740 9780226768748
OCLC Number: 56086689
Description: xxiii, 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Frontiers of desire. Shock city ; John and Frances Glessner ; Stories of the rising city. --
pt. 2. Exiles in suckerland. George Ade and John T. McCutcheon ; The place of nostalgia. --
pt. 3. The politics of being native. Jane Addams ; Among immigrants. --
pt. 4. Border crossings. Floyd Dell, Sherwood Anderson, and Tennessee Mitchell ; Chicago dreaming.
Responsibility: Timothy B. Spears.
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Further exploring the notion of dreaming, he brings to light the internal desires that lured Midwestern migrants to the city as well as the nostalgia that led them to dream of the homes they left  Read more...

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