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Title City of lake and prairie : Chicago's environmental history / edited by Kathleen A. Brosnan, Ann Durkin Keating, and William C. Barnett.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2020]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  307.76 CIT    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  307.76 CIT    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series History of the urban environment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-382) and index.
Summary "Known as the Windy City and the Hog Butcher to the World, Chicago has earned a more apt sobriquet-City of Lake and Prairie-with this compelling, innovative, and deeply researched environmental history. Sitting at the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan, one of the largest freshwater bodies in the world, and on the eastern edge of the tallgrass prairies that fill much of the North American interior, early residents in the land that Chicago now occupies enjoyed natural advantages, economic opportunities, and global connections over centuries, from the Native Americans who first inhabited the region to the urban dwellers who built a metropolis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As one millennium ended and a new one began, these same features sparked a distinctive Midwestern environmentalism aimed at preserving local ecosystems. Drawing on its contributors' interdisciplinary talents, this volume reveals a rich but often troubled landscape shaped by communities of color, workers, and activists as well as complex human relations with industry, waterways, animals, and disease"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- Environmental conditions -- History.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Added Author Brosnan, Kathleen A., 1960- editor.
Keating, Ann Durkin, editor.
Barnett, William C., editor.
Morrissey, Robert Michael. Native peoples in tallgrass prairies of Illinois.
Keating, Ann Durkin. Cholera and the evolution of early Chicago.
Macica, Katherine. Animals at work in industrializing Chicago.
Karamanski, Theodore J., 1953- Inland sea?
Corpolongo, Matthew. Cleansing Chicago.
Platt, Harold L. Too much water.
Macfarlane, Daniel, 1979- Water, oil, and fish.
Fisher, Colin (Robert Colin). May day.
McCammack, Brian, 1981- Black migrant foodways in the "Hog butcher for the world."
Innis-Jiménez, Michael. No cheerful patches of green.
ISBN 9780822946311 (cloth)
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