Nature's Metropolis

Nature's Metropolis

Chicago and the Great West

Book - 1991
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WW Norton

"Magnificent... the best work of economic and business history I've ever read."—Paul Krugman

In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.

Baker & Taylor
Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 1991
ISBN: 9780393029215
0393029212
Branch Call Number: 977.311 CRONO

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