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Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West Book
Author : William Cronon
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-11-02
ISBN : 0393072452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West Book
Author : William Cronon
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1992-05-17
ISBN : 0393308731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Argues that the American frontier and city developed together by focusing on Chicago and tracing its roots from Native American habitation to its transformation by white settlement and development

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis Book
Author : Cheryl Hudson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-07-28
ISBN : 1351352547
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully be seen as an extended example of the critical thinking skill of problem-solving in action. Cronon navigates a path between the followers of Frederick Jackson Turner, author of the thesis that American character was shaped by the experience of the frontier, and revisionists who sought to suggest that the rugged individualism Turner depicted as a creation of life in the West was little but a fiction. For Cronon, the most productive question to ask was not whether or not men forged in the liberty-loving furnace of the Wild West had the sort of impact on America that Turner posited, but the quite different one of how capitalism and political economy had combined to drive the westward expansion of the US. For Cronon, individualism was scarcely even possible in a capitalist machine in which humans were little more than cogs, and the needs and demands of capital, not capitalists, prevailed. Nature's Metropolis, then, is a work in which the rise of Chicago is explained by generating alternative possibilities, and one that uses a rigorous study of the evidence to decide between competing solutions to the problem. It is also a fine work of interpretation, for a large part of Cronon's argument revolves around his attempt to define exactly what is rural, and what is urban, and how the two interact to create a novel economic force.

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis Book
Author : Cheryl Hudson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-07-28
ISBN : 1351352547
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully be seen as an extended example of the critical thinking skill of problem-solving in action. Cronon navigates a path between the followers of Frederick Jackson Turner, author of the thesis that American character was shaped by the experience of the frontier, and revisionists who sought to suggest that the rugged individualism Turner depicted as a creation of life in the West was little but a fiction. For Cronon, the most productive question to ask was not whether or not men forged in the liberty-loving furnace of the Wild West had the sort of impact on America that Turner posited, but the quite different one of how capitalism and political economy had combined to drive the westward expansion of the US. For Cronon, individualism was scarcely even possible in a capitalist machine in which humans were little more than cogs, and the needs and demands of capital, not capitalists, prevailed. Nature's Metropolis, then, is a work in which the rise of Chicago is explained by generating alternative possibilities, and one that uses a rigorous study of the evidence to decide between competing solutions to the problem. It is also a fine work of interpretation, for a large part of Cronon's argument revolves around his attempt to define exactly what is rural, and what is urban, and how the two interact to create a novel economic force.

Nature S Metropolis

Nature S Metropolis Book
Author : Cronon
Publisher : Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Release : 2006-10
ISBN : 9781428809987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capitalism

Capitalism Book
Author : Jürgen Kocka
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-11-14
ISBN : 0691178224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Does Capitalism Mean? The Emergence of a Controversial Concept -- Three Classics : Marx, Weber, and Schumpeter -- Other Voices and a Working Definition -- Merchant Capitalism. China and Arabia -- Europe : Dynamic Latecomer -- Interim Findings around 1500 -- Expansion. Business and Violence : Colonialism and World Trade -- Joint-Stock Company and Finance Capitalism -- Plantation Economy and Slavery -- Agrarian Capitalism, Mining, and Proto-Industrialization -- Capitalism, Culture, and Enlightenment : Adam Smith in Context -- The Capitalist Era. The Contours of Industrialization and Globalization since 1800 -- From Ownership to Managerial Capitalism -- Financialization -- Work in Capitalism -- Market and State -- Analysis and Critique

Changes in the Land Revised Edition

Changes in the Land  Revised Edition Book
Author : William Cronon
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2003-09
ISBN : 0809016346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover.

Under an Open Sky

Under an Open Sky Book
Author : William Cronon,George A. Miles,Jay Gitlin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780393310634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays examine the significance of the frontier in American history, the bases of a western identity, and the themes that connect the twentieth-century West to its more distant past

The Bulldozer in the Countryside

The Bulldozer in the Countryside Book
Author : Adam Rome
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-04-23
ISBN : 9780521804905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.