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Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age
Formed by images of crowded city streets and towering skyscrapers, our understanding of nineteenth-century Chicago completely neglects the fact that the city itself was only the center of a web of neighborhoods, farm communities, and industrial towns—many connected to the city by the railroad. Farmers used trains to transport produce into the city daily; businessmen rode ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
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