City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub


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  • City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago
  • Robert G. Spinney
  • English
  • 28 October 2020
  • 9780875805832

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City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago free read â 100 read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney S 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 Suare Did the 1920s in Chicago roar as loudly as Hollywood would have us believe A city of immigrants and entrepreneurs Chicago is uintessentially American Spinney traces formative events in the city's history bringing to life the people events and institutions that are most important for understanding. A pretty good overview of the Second City s history however the book devotes almost one fourth of its entire length to the years 1950 1997 Unsurprisingly this is also the portion of the book that is most compelling and fluid Earlier segments of the book read like a college thesis with a lot of reiterations and stock phrases seemingly used to pad out the chapters The book does a good job of covering both white and black immigration trends to the city and the even handed chapter on RJDaley s successes and failures serves as a nice counterpoint to Royko s vituperative and far entertaining BossAll in all a fairly good introduction to Chicago Lore but definitely had me wanting to read

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City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago

City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago free read â 100 read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney Chicago's story From Fort Dearborn to Cabrini Green Père Maruette 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 narrativ. Evidently this book was written as a text for a college class It was basic and nuts and bolts first this happened and then this happened The section on Chicago s ethnic migration was the best of the book The book only gave two pages on the creation of highrise storage of poor blacks and one paragraph on why the Chicago public schools are so horrifically bad Interesting stat in the 1990 s one in three Chicagoans were functionally illiterateI will definitely pick up a detailed volume on Chicago history This book just didn t tell me what I wanted to know

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City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago free read â 100 read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney This compact yet comprehensive account of Chicago's history links key events in the city's development from its marshy origins in the 1600s 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 swampland. It s an interesting idea to give a history of a city and Chicago is a city with a story or accurately stories to tell I thought the author did a good job of writing an informative and interesting book for the semi serious reader Interspersed in the historical account which starts with the Indians in the 1600s were a number of odd vignettes and facts that lent color to the book The author seems to do a good job of sticking to the facts and only interjecting a measured dose of commentary that for the most part seemed warranted But be warned colorful vignettes aside this is an ugly book There weren t many heroes There wasn t much that was noble and virtuous This is not Mayberry Yet I found it sobering in a helpful sort of way to learn how corrupt Chicago has often been and continues to be It is easy to forget how much corruption there is here in America as it tends to stay out of sight of those living in middle class suburbs Knowing the history of Chicago also helps to put things into perspective It is easy to think that things are so much worse than they ever have been before and maybe they are but reading about the crime and vice that was commonplace 100 years ago reminds us that it wasn t like America used to be the world as Norman Rockwell painted it to be Things may be going downhill but things have been bad real bad since the beginningIt also may be of interest to know that the same author has written a booklet on modesty Dressed to Kill which is my favorite book on the subject and which led me to read this book on Chicago


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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub Robert G. Spinney ✓ 0 free read read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney Growing up in the suburbs Chicago has always kind of been a mysterious void something I am connected to somehow b

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub Good narrative history of Chicago that manages to fit a lot of time into a short book A little slow to read and textbook like but solid if you want an overview of the major timeline of Chicago

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub It's an interesting idea to give a history of a city and Chicago is a city with a story or accurately stories to tell I thought the author did a good job of writing an informative and interesting book for the semi serious reader Interspersed in the historical account which starts with the Indians in the 1600s were a number of odd vignettes and facts that lent color to the book The author seems to do a good job of sticking to the

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    read & download City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago Robert G. Spinney ✓ 0 free read read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney Some interesting notes and uotesEarly French explorers transcribed the Indian name for the place as Chigagou which meant 'the wild garlic place' It was an inhospitable swamp where little grew and the winters were

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    read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney Robert G. Spinney ✓ 0 free read City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub A great historical tool for anyone who wants to know about the history of Chicago I read this book for a summer sociology class on Chicago Loyola a few years ago and I find myself referring back to it often Before there was a city of Chicago Native Americans knew about a marshy area they called Chigagou meaning the wild garlic place This book traces Chicago's development from the area's first settler the Haitian born J

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub Robert G. Spinney ✓ 0 free read A pretty good overview of the Second City's history; however the book devotes almost one fourth of its entire length to the years 1950 1997 Unsurprisingly this is also the portion of the book that is most compelling and fluid Earlier segments of the book read like a college thesis with a lot of reiterations and stock phrases seemingly used to pad out the chapters The book does a good job of covering both white and black immigration trend

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub As an X Chicago native I really enjoyed reading City of Big Shoulders Although much of Chicago's history was covered in my 7th grade history class I needed a refresher course Since my father was an immigrant who came to Chicago in the '20s and my maternal grandparents hailed from Chicago's west side the book made me think about their histories and potential concerns in the 1800s and beyond As a child in one of Chicago's

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney Robert G. Spinney ✓ 0 free read Evidently this book was written as a text for a college class It was basic and nuts and bolts first this happened and then this happened The section on Chicago's ethnic migration was the best of the book The book only gave two pages on the creation of highrise storage of poor blacks and one paragraph on why the Chicago public schools are so horrifically bad Interesting stat in the 1990's one in three Chicagoans were func

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub Extremely enjoyable overview of Chicago Well paced and covers all the major events You don't often see overarching themes so clearly laid out but then backed by concrete narratives The author gave a particular well balanced view of Mayor Daley and the infamous Chicago machine touching both scandals and economic

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    City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago E–book/E–pub read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert G. Spinney A good clear and readable short history of the city something I have not found anywhere else I think he's a little easy on the Daleys especially Richard M the current mayor but if you want a critical look read Boss by Mike Royko

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