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The working man's reward : Chicago's early suburbs and the roots of American sprawl

Author: Elaine Lewinnek
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the 1860s and 1920s, Chicago's working-class immigrants designed the American dream of home-ownership, viewing homes as a consumer-oriented respite from work and a productive space they hoped to control. Spurred by ideas about the gendered respectability of domesticity, early city planning and land economics, Chicagoans helped create America's suburbanisation. This work shows how Chicagoans helped form  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Lewinnek, Elaine.
Working man's reward.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Lewinnek
ISBN: 9780199395484 0199395489
OCLC Number: 941680815
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction: "Chicago is America's Dream, Writ Large": Forging the Suburban Dream in Early Chicago ; 1. "Vast and Sudden Municipality": Boosting and Lamenting Chicago's Growth ; 2. "Domestic and Respectable": Property-Owner Politics after the Great Chicago Fire ; 3. Lake and Jungle: The Assembly-line Factory as a Force for Suburbanization ; 4. "Better than a Bank for a Poor Man": Worker's Strategies for Home Financing ; 5. Mapping Chicago, Imagining Metropolises: Reconsidering the Zonal Model of Urban Growth ; 6. The Mortgages of Whiteness: Chicago's Race Riots of 1919 ; Conclusion: The City of the Twentieth Century ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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