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Author Lewis, Robert D., 1954-

Title Chicago made : factory networks in the industrial metropolis / Robert Lewis
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 351 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Contents Chicago, the mighty city -- The suburban solution -- Four factory districts, 1860-1940 -- The shifting geography of metropolitan employment: starts, additions, & moves -- The metropolitan geography of firm linkages, 1872-1901 -- Forging the Calumet district, 1880-1940 -- Chicago's planned industrial districts: clearing and the central manufacturing districts -- Networked space: the connected metropolis in the 1920s -- Manufacturing production chains and wholesaling -- Local production practices and inter-firm linkages: Chicago's automotive industry, 1900-1940
Summary 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 Chicago's character and laid the groundwork for its transformation into a sprawling metropolis. Approaching Chicago's story as a reflection of America'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 metropolita
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-339) and index
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Subject Industrial districts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Industrialization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Urbanization -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008005801
ISBN 0226477045 (electronic bk.)
9780226477046 (electronic bk.)