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Chicago Dreaming is about imagining city life. Where William Cronon revealed to us the material relationships between Chicago and its hinterlands, Timothy Spears explores the cultural ties in those early years when the city exploded with energy

Chicago Dreaming is about imagining city life. Where William Cronon revealed to us the material relationships between Chicago and its hinterlands, Timothy Spears explores the cultural ties in those early years when the city exploded with energy. Chicago Dreaming captures how Midwestern migrants to the city created a metropolis of the mind. This is first-rate cultural history. Carl Smith, Northwestern University

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Timothy B. Spears, Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871–1919 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005, £1. 0)

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During the late nineteenth century, Chicago's population grew at an astonishing rate, with an estimated growth of 900,000 people between 1860 and 1890. Drawn to the opportunities generated by an expansive economy, hinterland migrants from the rural Midwest flocked to the city, their visions of prosperity creating a thriving modern urban culture. The hopes of these newcomers are the subject of Timothy B. Spears's book Chicago Dreaming—the story of Chicago's growth and the transplanted Midwesterners who so decisively shaped the young city's identity. Through innovative readings of Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, and Richard Wright, Spears argues that the migratory perspective was crucial to the rise of Chicago's emerging literary culture. In following the paths of several well-known migrants, including Jane Addams, cartoonist John T. McCutcheon, and businessman John Glessner, Spears also shows how the view from the hinterland permeated urban culture and informed the development of key Chicago institutions. Further exploring the notion of dreaming, he brings to light the internal desires that lured Midwestern migrants to the city as well as the nostalgia that led them to dream of the homes they left behind.With this fascinating new take on the rise of Chicago, Chicago Dreaming blurs the line between country and city to reveal the provincial character of modern urban culture.

Comments: (2)

Akir
The book is, to be fair, an academic work, but it is too exclusively so for my tastes. That may not make it a 3-star work, but it appears not for those outside the Dryasdust world.
Welen
The book is based on a lucid use of literature, as residents of the "hinterlands" flock to a great but chaotic city. The initial wave of migrants is followed by later migrants of diverse waste. The book provides a compelling vision of the wonders of a great city, and the nostalgia for the pastoral roots of many of its residents.
Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919 download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Timothy B. Spears
ISBN: 0226768740
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2005)
Pages: 296 pages