Chicago's Pride

Chicago's Pride

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qChicago's Pride chronicles the growth -- from the 1830s to the 1893 Columbian Exposition - of the communities that sprang up around Chicago's leading industry. Wade shows that, contrary to the image in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the Stockyards and Packingtown were viewed by proud Chicagoans as qqthe eighth wonder of the world.qqWade traces the rise of the livestock trade and meat-packing industry, efforts to control the resulting air and water pollution, expansion of the work force and status of packinghouse employees, changes within the various ethnic neighborhoods, the vital role of voluntary organizations (especially religious organizations) in shaping the new community, and the ethnic influences on politics in this qqinstantqq industrial suburb and powerful magnet for entrepreneurs, wage earners, and their families.qhis Omaha investment into the Kansas City plant. ... Although the formera#39;s department heads kept repeating aquot;They are Swift, hut we Armour, aquot; they could not dethrone the dressed ... It was characteristic of Swift to maintain hoth a company and a personal account in the neighhorhood Droversa#39; National Bank, aquot; Nelson Morrisanbsp;...

Title:Chicago's Pride
Author: Louise Carroll Wade
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2002-12-01

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