Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, Parts 2-3

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 1992 - History - 530 pages
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"Magnificent... the best work of economic and business history I've ever read."—Paul Krugman

In 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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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

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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

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Contents

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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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XII
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXVII
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About the author (1992)

William Cronon is Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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