Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age

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Formed by images of crowded city streets and towering skyscrapers, our understanding of nineteenth-century Chicago completely neglects the fact that the city itself was only the center of a web of neighborhoods, farm communities, and industrial towns--many connected to the city by the railroad. Farmers used trains to transport produce into the city daily; businessmen rode the rails home to their commuter suburbs; and families took vacations mere miles outside the Loop. Historian and coeditor of the acclaimed Encyclopedia ...

Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226428826

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Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226428796

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