Chicago on the Make

Chicago on the Make

Power and Inequality in A Modern City

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Baker & Taylor
Provides a big-picture narrative of the history of Chicago, tracing the evolution of the city’s politics, culture and economy as it developed from its rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses and ethnic neighborhoods into a modern, global, urban center.

University of California Press
"Effectively details the long history of racial conflict and abuse that has led to Chicago becoming one of America's most segregated cities. . . . A wealth of material."&;New York Times 

Winner of the 2017 Jon Gjerde Prize, Midwestern History Association

Winner of the 2017 Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society

Heralded as America&;s 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 stark inequalities. 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.


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& Taylor

"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.

Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780520286481
0520286480
9780520286498
0520286499
Branch Call Number: 977.311 D541c
Characteristics: ix, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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