Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs : a historical guide /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Description:ix, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Subject:Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Guidebooks.
Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Guidebooks.
Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Guidebooks.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- Guidebooks.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- History, Local.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Illinois -- Chicago Region.
Local history.
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:Encyclopedia of Chicago.
Encyclopedia of Chicago.
Other authors / contributors:Keating, Ann Durkin, editor.
Ebner, Michael H., contributor.
Binford, Henry C., contributor.
Reiff, Janice L., contributor.
Hirsch, Susan E., contributor.
Bruegmann, Robert, contributor.
Notes:Derived from: The encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"'Which neighborhood?' It's one of the first questions you're asked when you move to Chicago. And the answer you give -- be it Bucktown, Bronzeville, or Bridgeport -- can give your inquisitor a good idea of who you are, especially in a metropolis with so many different neighborhoods and suburbs to choose from. Many of us know little of the neighborhoods beyond those where we work, play, and live. This is particularly true in Chicagoland, a region that spans over 4,400 square miles and is home to more than 9.5 million residents. Now, historian Ann Durkin Keating's compact guide, drawn largely from the bestselling Encyclopedia of Chicago, brings the history of Chicago neighborhoods to life."--Back cover.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Neighborhood Change: Prairie Avenue, 1853-2003
  • Chicago's Evolving Economic Geography
  • Changing Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Foreign-Born Population
  • Annexations and Additions to the City of Chicago
  • Chicago's Railroad Patterns in 1950
  • The Lay of the Land
  • Suburbs and Cities as Dual Metropolis
  • Multicentered Chicago
  • Contested Spaces
  • Economic Geography
  • Contributors
  • Built Environment of the Chicago Region
  • A-Z Entries
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • Introduction. Chicago Neighborhoods: Building Blocks of the Region
  • Note on Further Readings
  • Maps
  • Chicago's Community Areas
  • Economic Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Communities
  • Land Subdivision and Urbanization on Chicago's Northwest Side
  • Chicago-Area Expressways in 2003