❰Reading❯ ➸ City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago Author Robert G. Spinney – Thomashillier.co.uk This compact yet comprehensive account of Chicago s history links key events in the city s development, from its marshy origins in the s to today s robust metropolis Synthesizing a vast body of litera This compact yet comprehensive account of Chicago s Big Shoulders: PDF/EPUB ê history links key events in the city s development, from its marshy origins in the s to today s robust metropolis Synthesizing a vast body of literature, Spinney presents Chicago in terms of the people whose lives made the city not only the tycoons and the politicians but also the hundreds of thousands of immigrants from all over the world who have kept the city working City of Big Shoulders sweeps across the colorful and dramatic panorama of Chicago s explosive past How did the pungent swamplands City of Kindle - that the Native Americans called the wild garlic place mushroom into one of the world s largest and most sophisticated cities What is the real story behind the Great Chicago Fire What aspects of American industry exploded with the bomb in Haymarket Square Did the s in Chicago roar as loudly as Hollywood would have us believe A city of immigrants and entrepreneurs, Chicago is quintessentially American Spinney traces formative events in the city s history, bringing to life the people, events, and institutions that are most important for understanding Chicago s story From Fort Dearborn of Big Shoulders: Epub Û to Cabrini Green, P re Marquette to Mayor Daley, the Union Stockyards to the Chicago Bulls, City of Big Shoulders draws together diverse threads of the city s development, shedding light on underlying social and economic causes of major events and, especially, on the roles of ordinary people Engaging and highly informative, this account will interest students and teachers of urban history, as well as anyone looking for a brisk overview of Chicago s history Historic photographs and informative tables illuminate the narrative.
- 314 pages
- City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago
- Robert G. Spinney
- 15 February 2019 Robert G. Spinney