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City of big shoulders : a history of Chicago

Author: Robert Guy Spinney
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill : Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history connecting Chicago's swampy beginnings in the 1600s, its growth as the world's "hog butcher", and its late-20th-century balance of politics, race and ethnicity. Synthesizing a vast body of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Guy Spinney
ISBN: 0875802540 9780875802541 0875805833 9780875805832
OCLC Number: 246123666
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [285] - 294 and Index.
Description: XIV, 300 Seiten : Illustrationen, 1 Karte
Contents: Table of Contents1. The Early World of Chigagou, 1600-1750 2. Chigagou Becomes Chicago, 1750-1835 3. Boom, Bust, and Recovery in Early Chicago, 1835-1850 4. Chicago Conquers the Midwest, 1850-1890 5. Life in a City on the Make, 1850-1900 6. The Fire, the Bomb, and the Fair, 1871-1893 7. The New Immigration, 1880-1920 8. Progressivism and Urban Reform, 1890-1915 9. World War I and the Roaring Twenties, 1915-1929 10. The Great Depression, World War II, and Suburban Growth, 1929-1955 11. Richard J. Daley and The City That Works, 1955-1976 12. The Transitions of the Post-Daley Years, 1976-1997 Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Robert G. Spinney.

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