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The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism (Chicago Visions and Revisions)

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Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city’s identity that many of its closest observers fail to notice that a new Chicago has emerged over the past two decades. Larry Bennett here tackles some of our more commonly held ideas a

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by University Of Chicago Press
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