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The encyclopedia of Chicago

Author: James R Grossman; Ann Durkin Keating; Janice L Reiff; Newberry Library.; Chicago Historical Society.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
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"Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than a decade in the making, the Encyclopedia brings together hundreds of historians, journalists, and experts on everything from airlines to Zoroastrians to explore all aspects of the rich world of Chicagoland, from its geological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Encyclopedias
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Grossman; Ann Durkin Keating; Janice L Reiff; Newberry Library.; Chicago Historical Society.
ISBN: 0226310159 9780226310152
OCLC Number: 54454572
Notes: "The encyclopedia of Chicago has been developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society."
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2004.
Description: xxix, 1117 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Metropolitan Chicago Reference Map --
Color Inserts --
The City As Artifact --
Timeline and Year Pages --
Maps in Color --
Dictionary of Leading Chicago Businesses, 1820-2000 --
Chicago Mayors --
Chicago Metropolitan Population.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen.
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A comprehensive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago encompasses more than 1,400 entries on such topics as neighborhoods, ethnic groups, cultural institutions, and business history, and  Read more...

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