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City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America (Illinois)

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The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. andlt;BRandgt; Donald Miller's powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago's wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects — which included the reversal of the Chicago River and raising the entire city from prairie mud to save it from devastating cholera epidemics. The saga of Chicago's unresolved struggle between order and freedom, growth and control, capitalism and community, remains instructive for our time, as we seek ways to build and maintain cities that retain their humanity without losing their energy. andlt;Iandgt;City of the Centuryandlt;/Iandgt; throbs with the pulse of the great city it brilliantly brings to life.

About the Author

Donald L. Miller is the John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is the author of five previous books, including the highly acclaimed Lewis Mumford: A Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684831381
Author:
Miller, Donald L.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Miller, Donald L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
City and state planning and urban development
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / 20th Century
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Illinois
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8 pp b-w inserts
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 26.845 oz

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