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Chicago on the make : power and inequality in a modern city

Diamond, Andrew J. (author.).

Summary: "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

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  • OCLC: on1004378140
  • ISBN: 0520286499
  • ISBN: 9780520286498
  • ISBN: 0520286480
  • ISBN: 9780520286481
  • ISBN: 0520961714
  • ISBN: 9780520961715
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 421 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Published: Oakland, California :University of California Press,[2017]
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Capital order -- Black metropolis -- White and black -- The machine -- Civil rights in the multiracial city -- Violence in the global city -- A city of two tales.
Note: In English.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century

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