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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, NY : Oxford Univ. Press, 2014.
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"Between the 1860s and 1920s, Chicago's working-class immigrants designed the American dream of home-ownership. They imagined homes as small businesses, homes that were simultaneously a consumer-oriented respite from work and a productive space that workers hoped to control. Leapfrogging out of town along with Chicago's assembly-line factories, Chicago's early suburbs were remarkably diverse. These suburbs were  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Lewinnek
ISBN: 9780199395484 0199395489 9780199769223 0199769222
OCLC Number: 889561345
Description: 1 online resource (IX, 239 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
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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