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Nature's metropolis : Chicago and the Great West

Author: William Cronon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1992.
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"In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Cronon
ISBN: 0393308731 9780393308730 0393029212 9780393029215
OCLC Number: 26609682
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©1991.
Awards: Winner of Bancroft Prizes 1992.
Description: xxv, 530 pages, [30] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Dreaming the metropolis --
2. Rails and water --
3. Pricing the future: grain --
4. The wealth of nature: lumber --
5. Annihilating space: meat --
6. Gateway city --
7. The busy hive --
8. White city pilgrimage.
Other Titles: Chicago and the Great West
Responsibility: William Cronon.
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