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Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Robert Lewis


From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped Chicago's character and laid the groundwork for its transformation into a sprawling metropolis. Approaching Chicago's story as a reflection of America's industrial history between the Civil War and World War II, this book explores not only the well-documented workings of centrally located city factories, but also the overlooked suburbanization of manufacturing and its profound effect on the metropolitan ... More

Keywords: Chicago, factories, manufacturing, metropolis, industrial history, economic geography, greenfield sites, factory districts, networks, organizational memberships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226477015
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Lewis, author