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The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Larry Bennett

Abstract

Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city's identity that many of its closest observers fail to notice that a new Chicago has emerged over the past two decades. This book tackles some of our more commonly held ideas about the Windy City—inherited from such icons as Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, Daniel Burnham, Robert Park, Sara Paretsky, and Mike Royko—with the goal of better understanding Chicago as it is now: the third city. The book calls con ... More

Keywords: Chicago, machine politics, third city, immigrants, urban renewal, population mix, middle-class professionals, public housing, Millennium Park, Richard M. Daley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226042930
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Bennett, author