Chicago and the Great West
ISBN10: 0393308731 ISBN13: 9780393308730 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: May 1 1992 Weight: 1.85lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.40" Language: English
In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize