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The Resource The encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen

The encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen

Label
The encyclopedia of Chicago
Title
The encyclopedia of Chicago
Statement of responsibility
edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than a decade in the making, the Encyclopedia brings together hundreds of historians, journalists, and experts on everything from airlines to Zoroastrians to explore all aspects of the rich world of Chicagoland, from its geological prehistory to the present." "The main alphabetical section of the Encyclopedia, comprising more than 1,400 entries, covers the full range of Chicago's neighborhoods, suburbs, and ethnic groups as well as the city's cultural institutions, technology and science, architecture, religions, immigration, transportation, business history, labor, music, health and medicine, and hundreds of other topics. The Encyclopedia has the widest geographical reach of any city encyclopedia of its kind, encompassing eight of the region's counties, including suburbs. Nearly 400 thumbnail maps pinpoint Chicago neighborhoods and suburban municipalities; these maps are complemented by hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs and thematic maps that bring the history of metropolitan Chicago to life. Additionally, contributors have provided lengthy interpretive essays - woven into the alphabetical section but set off graphically - that take a long view of such topics as the built environment, literary images of Chicago, and the city's legendary and passionate sports culture." "The Encyclopedia also offers a comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,000 individuals important to Chicago history and a detailed listing of approximately 250 of the city's historically significant business enterprises. A color insert features a timeline of Chicago history and photo essays exploring nine pivotal years in this history."--Jacket
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2004.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977.3/11/003
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.3
LC item number
.E53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grossman, James R.
  • Keating, Ann Durkin
  • Reiff, Janice L.
  • Conzen, Michael P.
  • Newberry Library
  • Chicago Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Chicago (Ill. ; région)
  • Chicago <Ill.>
  • Chicago, Ill
Label
The encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The encyclopedia of Chicago has been developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Chicago Reference Map
  • Color Inserts
  • The City As Artifact
  • Timeline and Year Pages
  • Maps in Color
  • Dictionary of Leading Chicago Businesses, 1820-2000
  • Chicago Mayors
  • Chicago Metropolitan Population
Control code
ocm54454572
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xxix, 1117 pages
Isbn
9780226310152
Lccn
2004003487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226310152
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54454572
Label
The encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff ; cartographic editor, Michael P. Conzen
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The encyclopedia of Chicago has been developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Chicago Reference Map
  • Color Inserts
  • The City As Artifact
  • Timeline and Year Pages
  • Maps in Color
  • Dictionary of Leading Chicago Businesses, 1820-2000
  • Chicago Mayors
  • Chicago Metropolitan Population
Control code
ocm54454572
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xxix, 1117 pages
Isbn
9780226310152
Lccn
2004003487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226310152
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54454572

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