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From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped Chicagoand#8217;s character and laid the groundwork for its transformation into a sprawling metropolis. Approaching Chicagoand#8217;s story as a reflection of Americaand#8217;s industrial history between the Civil War and World War II, Chicago Made explores not only the well-documented workings of centrally located city factories but also the overlooked suburbanization of manufacturing and its profound effect on the metropolitan landscape.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Robert Lewis documents how manufacturers, attracted to greenfield sites on the cityand#8217;s outskirts, began to build factory districts there with the help of an intricate network of railroad owners, real estate developers, financiers, and wholesalers. These immense networks of social ties, organizational memberships, and financial relationships were ultimately more consequential, Lewis demonstrates, than any individual achievement. Beyond simply giving Chicago businesses competitive advantages, they transformed the economic geography of the region. Tracing these transformations across seventy-five years, Chicago Made establishes a broad new foundation for our understanding of urban industrial America.and#160;

About the Author

Robert Lewis is associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Manufacturing Montreal: The Making of an Industrial Landscape.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Metropolitan Production System

SECTION I.

BUILDING THE INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

1and#160;and#160;and#160; Chicago, the Mighty City

2and#160;and#160;and#160; The Suburban Solution

3and#160;and#160;and#160; Four Factory Districts, 1860and#8211;1940

4and#160;and#160;and#160; The Shifting Geography of Metropolitan Employment:

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Starts, Additions, and Moves

SECTION II.

NETWORKING THE INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

5and#160;and#160;and#160; The Metropolitan Geography of Firm Linkages, 1872and#8211;1901

6and#160;and#160;and#160; Forging the Calumet District, 1880and#8211;1940

7and#160;and#160;and#160; Chicagoand#8217;s Planned Industrial Districts: Clearing and the

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Central Manufacturing Districts

8and#160;and#160;and#160; Networked Space: The Connected Metropolis in the 1920s

9and#160;and#160;and#160; Manufacturing Production Chains and Wholesaling

10and#160; Local Production Practices and Inter-Firm Linkages:

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Chicagoand#8217;s Automotive Industry, 1900and#8211;1940

and#160;

Conclusion

Appendix: Bankruptcy Records, 1872and#8211;1928

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226477015
Author:
Lewis, Robert D.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Lewis, Robert
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Urbanization
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Industrial districts - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
Industrialization - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Historical Studies of Urban America
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 halftones, 17 maps, 30 tables
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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