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City of the century : the epic of Chicago and the making of America

Author: Donald L Miller
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Donald L., 1944-
City of the century.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996
(OCoLC)605226525
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller
ISBN: 0684801949 9780684801940
OCLC Number: 34078849
Description: 704 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Discovery. The priest and the explorer ; Joliet's dream --
ch. 2. "Didn't expect no town". Wild Chicago ; Banishing the past --
ch. 3. Odgen's Chicago. The founder ; A prairie aristocracy ; The grid and the balloon frame --
ch. 4. The great Chicago exchange engine. The big junction ; The mechanical man ; Stacker of wheat and wood, packer of pork --
ch. 5. Empire City of the West. Chicago Against Nature ; City of Extremes --
ch .6. My Lost City. The great fire ; Unapproachable in calamity --
ch. 7. That astonishing Chicago ; "Grander and statelier than ever" ; America's city --
ch. 8. The Chicago machine. Empires of order and blood ; A fortress of oppression ; The Pullman idea ; Steel rails to country kitchens --
ch. 9. The streetcar city. Palaces of desire ; The loop ; City and suburb ; Sunday in Chicago --
ch. 10. Stories in stone and steel. Something new under the sun ; Burnham and root ; The major's birdcage ; Factories in the sky --
ch. 11. Sullivan and civic renewal. The auditorium ; A proud and soaring thing --
ch. 12. The New Chicago. Burnham's white city ; Hutchinson's three-ring circus ; Harper's university ; The social defense of caste ; The new Chicago woman ; Cleansing the city --
ch. 13. The Battle for Chicago. Politics "ain't bean bag" ; Why the ward boss rules ; Haymarket ; It's Harrison again --
ch. 14. 1893. The Fair ; The "Gomorrah of the west" ; Stories of the streets and of the town --
ch. 15. After the Fair. If Christ came to Chicago! ; Regeneration.
Responsibility: Donald Miller.

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