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Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent

Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Cutler, Irving.
Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607857555
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Cutler
ISBN: 0809327015 0809327023 9780809327010 9780809327027
OCLC Number: 62281586
Description: xiv, 447 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Yesterday and today ; Chicago's geographic attributes. --
The physical setting. In the beginning ; Effect of the glaciers ; The lake plain ; After the glaciers ; The Chicago River ; The Calumet River ; The drainage pattern ; Vegetation ; The climate. --
The evolution of Chicago. Early settlement ; Town and city ; The street pattern ; Mudhole of the prairies ; The fire ; Rebuilding and further expansion ; Protecting the people's health ; From fair to fair. --
People and settlement patterns: the Europeans. Source of early settlers ; European immigrants ; An ethnic checkerboard ; Recent population trends ; The Irish ; The Germans ; The Scandinavians ; The Jews ; The Czechs and Slovaks ; The Poles ; The Lithuanians ; The Italians ; The Greeks ; The Ukrainians ; Other European groups ; Chicago's European neighborhoods. --
People and settlement patterns: recent migration and trends. Population changes ; The African Americans ; The Hispanics ; The Asians ; The Native Americans ; Socioeconomic patterns ; Theoretical internal arrangement of Chicago. --
The economy of Chicago. Early industry ; The Union Stock Yards ; Pullman ; Present industry ; Wholesale and retail trade ; Organized industrial districts and parks ; The Calumet industrial complex ; The changing role of the central business district. Culture, education, and recreation. Recreation facilities ; Education ; The literary field ; Art ; Music ; Architecture. --
Transportation: external and internal. From portage to world port ; The modern port of Chicago ; The railroads spin a web ; Road transportation ; Pipelines ; Air transportation ; The CTA and its predecessors ; Pace, the suburban bus system ; Metra, the commuter rail system ; Transportation trends. --
Expansion of the Chicago metropolitan area. Suburban growth ; Suburban characteristics ; North suburban growth patterns ; West suburban growth patterns ; South suburban growth patterns ; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore ; Regional shopping centers ; The rural-urban fringe ; Midwest megalopolis. --
Planning for the future. Problems and principles ; The Burnham plan ; Later Chicago planning ; Planning for the metropolitan area ; The challenge. --
Appendix A: Chicago population. --
Appendix B: Chicago weather and climate. --
Appendix C: General facts about Chicago. --
Appendix D: Significant dates in Chicago history. --
Appendix E: Chicago historic sites. --
Appendix F: Statistical data for incorporated communities of the Chicago area.
Responsibility: Irving Cutler ; with a foreword by James F. Marran.
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