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Chicago A Geography of the City and Its Region

ISBN-10: 0226358062
ISBN-13: 9780226358062
Edition: 2006
Authors: John C. Hudson
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Description: The geography of Chicago is central to its history and to its success as the nation’s now third largest metropolitan area. The first geography of the Windy City in more than fifty years, Chicago: A Geography of the City and Its Region is a topical  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

The geography of Chicago is central to its history and to its success as the nation’s now third largest metropolitan area. The first geography of the Windy City in more than fifty years, Chicago: A Geography of the City and Its Region is a topical and chronological analysis of the area that both considers the city’s historical geography and anticipates its future trends. Renowned geographer John C. Hudson leaves no aspect unexplored in this ambitious and peerless book. Beginning with an overview of metropolitan Chicago, Hudson describes how the city has served as a model to social scientists and examines its unique neighborhoods and communities from the perspectives of Chicagoans themselves. A thorough description of the physical geography of the region introduces a series of studies in historical geography that consider the origins of the city and its early development through to its present state, paying particular attention to race, ethnicity, and suburbanization, as well as commuting patterns, neighborhood change, and patterns of income distribution. Chicago concludes with a comparison of the balanced geography that prevailed in the early twentieth century with the skewed pattern of sectoral imbalances that exists today. Supplemented with more than one hundred maps that illustrate the evolution of Chicago over time and sixty-four black-and-white and color photographs that capture iconic images of the city’s landscapes and its people, Chicago beautifully synthesizes the city’s social and economic strata with geographical features to provide an authoritative guide to modern Chicagoland.

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chicago and It's Region
The Chicago Model
Chicago's Neighborhoods
Physical Geography
Chicago's Climate
Chicago's Landforms
River Basins and Drainage
Historical Patterns
Origins of the City
Early Development
Southward Expansion
The Growing City
Models and Plans
Populating and Repopulating the City
Transportation and Industry
The Changing City
The Migration Decades
Suburban Expansion
Changing Ethnic Patterns
Current Trends
Commuting to Work
Age and Neighborhood Change
Income Distribution
Conclusion
The Sector Model Revisited
References and Selected Readings Books in the Series
Index
About the Author

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