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Liquid Capital : Making the Chicago Waterfront.

Author: Joshua A T Salzmann
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Series: American Business, Politics, and Society Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the nineteenth century, politicians transformed a disease-infested bog on the shore of Lake Michigan into an intensely managed waterscape supporting the life and economy of Chicago. Liquid Capital shows how Chicago's waterfront became both an economic hub and the site of many precedent-setting decisions about public land use.
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Salzmann, Joshua A.T.
Liquid Capital : Making the Chicago Waterfront.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua A T Salzmann
ISBN: 9780812294583 0812294580
OCLC Number: 1035515809
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction. State Power and the Rise of Chicago; Chapter 1. Making a River Run Through It; Chapter 2. The Legal Construction of Free Marketplaces; Chapter 3. The Creative Destruction of the Chicago River Harbor; Chapter 4. Beauty and the Crisis of Commercial Civilization; Chapter 5. A Public Pier for Pleasure and Profit; Epilogue. A Waterscape for the New Millennium; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: American Business, Politics, and Society Ser.
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In the nineteenth century, politicians transformed a disease-infested bog on the shore of Lake Michigan into an intensely managed waterscape supporting the life and economy of Chicago. Liquid Capital shows how Chicago's waterfront became both an economic hub and the site of many precedent-setting decisions about public land use.

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