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by James R. Grossman,Ann Durkin Keating,Janice L. Reiff

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James R. Grossman,Ann Durkin Keating,Janice L. Reiff
University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2004)
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is easily the most comprehensive reference book on the Chicago region ever published

is easily the most comprehensive reference book on the Chicago region ever published. To find a work that even remotely rivals it in daring and scope, one must return to 1886 when . Andreas produced his hodgepodge and highly eccentric three-volume History of Chicago.

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The Encyclopedia of Chicago is no mere collection of fun facts. It is a work of stunning scholarly achievement. is easily the most comprehensive reference book on the Chicago region ever published.

com: The Encyclopedia of Chicago: 1116 page hardcover encyclopedia with many maps and illustrations. A major reference work for the Chicago Metropolitan area. The book was developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society. Dust jacket is bright, complete and clean. Full black cloth exterior with title on spine in gold. Interior is unmarked, tight and clean. Ann Durkin Keating is professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Janice L. Reiff is associate professor of history and interim director of the Oral History Program at UCLA.

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One of the great American metropolises, Chicago rises out of the prairie in the heart of the country, buffeted by winds coming off the plains and cooled by the waters of the inland sea of Lake Michigan. Chicago is a city of size and mass, the cradle of modern architecture, the freight hub of the nation, a city built on slaughterhouses and cacophonous financial trading tempered by some of the finest cultural institutions in the world. While many histories have been written of the city, none can claim the scope and breadth of the long-awaited Encyclopedia of Chicago.Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than a decade in the making, the Encyclopedia brings together hundreds of historians, journalists, and experts on everything from airlines to Zoroastrians to explore all aspects of the rich world of Chicagoland, from its geological prehistory to the present.The main alphabetical section of the Encyclopedia, comprising more than 1,400 entries, covers the full range of Chicago's neighborhoods, suburbs, and ethnic groups, as well as the city's cultural institutions, technology and science, architecture, religions, immigration, transportation, business history, labor, music, health and medicine, and hundreds of other topics. The Encyclopedia has the widest geographical reach of any city encyclopedia of its kind, encompassing eight of the region's counties, including suburbs. Nearly 400 thumbnail maps pinpoint Chicago neighborhoods and suburban municipalities; these maps are complemented by hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs and thematic maps that bring the history of metropolitan Chicago to life. Additionally, contributors have provided lengthy interpretive essays—woven into the alphabetical section but set off graphically—that take a long view of such topics as the built environment, literary images of Chicago, and the city's often legendary and passionate sports culture.The Encyclopedia also offers a comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,000 individuals important to Chicago history and a detailed listing of approximately 250 of the city's historically significant business enterprises. A color insert features a timeline of Chicago history and photo essays exploring nine pivotal years in this history.The Encyclopedia of Chicago is one of the most significant historical projects undertaken in the last twenty years, and it has everything in it to engage the most curious historian as well as settle the most boisterous barroom dispute. If you think you know how Chicago got its name, if you have always wondered how the Chicago Fire actually started and how it spread, if you have ever marveled at the Sears Tower or the reversal of the Chicago River—if you have affection, admiration, and appreciation for this City of the Big Shoulders, this Wild Onion, this Urbs in Horto, then The Encyclopedia of Chicago is for you.
  • Laitchai
This is a wonderful, interesting book that I have enjoyed selecting topics of interest and benefited from the detailed information. I am thrilled that I purchased it. The book was in perfect condition that I would classify as 'brand new'. The delivery time was prompt. In all respects I couldn't have asked for more.
  • Akinozuru
If you are from the Chicagoland or have roots to the area, then this is the book for you!
Personal accounts of Chicago's history which you can't get from an ordinary book/encyclopedia.
Just about every topic you can imagine is covered and the impact it had on the region's history and culture.
  • hulk
If you are, I hope you have deep pockets and a lot of patience as this was an expensive long-term project. This is an amazing source of information, very well done.
  • skyjettttt
It was a gift for someone else, but by all accounts it was well received. I peaked at it and it looked like a great book.
  • Amarin
Comprehensive, big and heavy
  • Nenayally
As expected. A Great book of information on The Best City In The Country.
  • Karon
Presents interesting history of the Chicago area.
The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a great resource and guide to anyone who needs to look up reliable information on almost anything having to do with the City of Chicago. This is a great book to have.