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Author Spinney, Robert G. (Robert Guy)

Title City of big shoulders : a history of Chicago / Robert G. Spinney.

Published DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, 2000.

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 UniM Bail  977.311 SPIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Early World of Chigagou, 1600-1750 5 -- 2. Chigagou Becomes Chicago, 1750-1835 13 -- 3. Boom, Bust, and Recovery in Early Chicago, 1835-1850 31 -- 4. Chicago Conquers the Midwest, 1850-1890 46 -- 5. Life in a City on the Make, 1850-1900 70 -- 6. Fire, the Bomb, and the Fair, 1871-1893 99 -- 7. New Immigration, 1880-1920 123 -- 8. Progressivism and Urban Reform, 1890-1915 146 -- 9. World War I and the Roaring Twenties, 1915-1929 165 -- 10. Great Depression, World War II, and Suburban Growth, 1929-1955 188 -- 11. Richard J. Daley and The City That Works, 1955-1976 213 -- 12. Transitions of the Post-Daley Years, 1976-1997 241.
Summary -- This brief but comprehensive history of Chicago presents the city through the lives of the people who made it -- not only the tycoons and the politicians but also the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have kept the industries working.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
ISBN 0875802540 (alk. paper)
0875805833 (paperback: alk. paper)