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review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago review Ò 3 free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ 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 Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel 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 Winning The Player 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 Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 reading about the crime and vice that was commonplace 100 years ago A Year Down Yonder 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 Getting Naked 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 Invisible Jim Crow read this book on Chicago

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City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago

review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago review Ò 3 free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ 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. 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 so harsh that few native peoples regarded it as a good place to stayPage 36 With mud streets littered with animals carcasses putrid meat puddles of green putrid water decaying vegetable matter and livestock manure one visitor in 1845 said Chicago should be called the City of pestiferous odour I think about that saying every time I pass by a manhole exuding sewage stank into the streets above Page 46 French political scientist Emile Boutmy speaking about Americans and their relationship to the land in the late 1800s Their one primary and predominant object is to cultivate and settle these prairies forests and vast waste lands The striking and peculiar characteristic of American society is that it is not so much a democracy as a huge commercial company for the discovery cultivation and capitalization of its enormous territoryThe United States are primarily a commercial societyand only secondarily a nation The city was an act of will a d fi an imposition a triumph over circumstance There was nothing natural about it Gary Wills Maybe that explains why the CTA system is so mediocre BEST CHICAGO NICKNAME EVER PORKOPOLIS1 2 Man it does not get better than that Wipes tear of laughter from eye Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 real story behind the Great Chicago Fire What aspects of American industry exploded with the bomb in Haymarket Suare Did the 1920s in Chicago Say Your Abc With Me 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. 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 so harsh that few native peoples The Outcast Dead regarded it as a good place to stayPage 36 With mud streets littered with animals carcasses putrid meat puddles of green putrid water decaying vegetable matter and livestock manure one visitor in 1845 said Chicago should be called the City of pestiferous odour I think about that saying every time I pass by a manhole exuding sewage stank into the streets above Page 46 French political scientist Emile Boutmy speaking about Americans and their

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review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago review Ò 3 free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ 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. 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 benefits


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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) Growing up in the suburbs Chicago has always kind of been a mysterious void something I am connected to somehow but never really understood like an estranged family member This book has taught me that while that family member may be bit crazy I'm not as far removed from him as I thought and indeed the similarities are uite shocking

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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) 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 w

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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Robert G. Spinney review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago 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

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    review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ 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 so harsh that few native peoples regarded it as a good place to stayPage 36 With mud streets littered with animals' ca

  5. says: Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) Robert G. Spinney õ 3 read

    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) 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

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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) 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 whi

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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago As an X Chicago native I really enjoyed reading City of Big Shoulders Although much of Chicago's history was cover

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    free read Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Robert G. Spinney Robert G. Spinney õ 3 read review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago 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

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    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) review City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago 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 benefits

  10. says: Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) Robert G. Spinney õ 3 read

    Pdf/E–book (City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago) 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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  • Paperback
  • 314
  • City of Big Shoulders A History of Chicago
  • Robert G. Spinney
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 9780875805832