Chicago: Metropolis of the Mid-Continent, 4th Edition
Chicago: Metropolis of the Mid-Continent provides a comprehensive portrayal of the growth and development of Chicago from the mudhole of the prairie to today’s world-class city. This completely revised fourth edition skillfully weaves together the geography, history, economy, and culture of the city and its suburbs with a special emphasis on the role of the many ethnic and...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published June 21st 2006 by Southern Illinois University Press
(first published 1982)
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I have to confess that I know the author -- but I met him well after I read this book as part of a research project. Dr. Cutler, who is professor emeritus of Chicago State University and also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, writes very well and entertainingly. He most certainly knows his subject matter and keeps an objective viewpoint about the city he loves. Dr. Cutler grew up in North Lawndale when it was part of the Jewish West Side and is more expert on that subject -- as we...more