Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, Parts 2-3
"Magnificent... the best work of economic and business history I've ever read."—Paul KrugmanIn this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.
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Review: Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great WestUser Review - Andrea Miskewicz - Goodreads
This book is a very thorough study of Chicago's development. This would be an excellent source for a paper about city planning. Read full review
Review: Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great WestUser Review - Lieke - Goodreads
Read this for a course on the history of American urban life. Didn't have to read all chapters - and I am not going to. While I did partly enjoy it, I don't have that much interest in reading the few ... Read full review