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Author Diamond, Andrew J., author.

Title Chicago on the make : power and inequality in a modern city / Andrew J. Diamond.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
©2017
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  977.31104 DIA    DUE 07-30-20
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Description ix, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Heralded as America's most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of the city's politics, culture, and economy as it grew from an unruly tangle of rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses, and fiercely defended ethnic neighborhoods into a truly global urban center. Reinterpreting the familiar narrative that Chicago's autocratic machine politics shaped its institutions and public life, Andrew J. Diamond demonstrates how the grassroots politics of race crippled progressive forces and enabled an alliance of downtown business interests to promote a neoliberal agenda that created the stark inequalities that ravage the city today. Chicago on the Make takes the story into the twenty-first century, chronicling Chicago's deeply entrenched social and urban problems as the city ascended to the national stage during the Obama years"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780520286481 (cloth : alk. paper)
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