|Ann Keating (North Central College): the growth of Illinois and its economic clout during the age of industrialization and immigration
Chicago's World—Within a Day's Travel (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
- Allan Pred’s 1800 and 1830 maps of Travel Times from New York City (As in Allan R. Pred, Urban Growth and the Circulation of Information: The United States System of Cities, 1790–1840 (1973)
- Development of Railroad Lines from Chicago (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
- Development of Railroad Lines from Chicago
St. Louis 1857 First route between Chicago and St. Louis. AT&SF Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railway ("The Santa Fe") (1859) Kansas City — Los Angeles 1884 ...
- “Globalization: Chicago and the World” (Digital Interpretive Essay, electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago)
- “Distribution of Foreign-Born Whites” (Edward Alsworth Ross. From The Old World in the New: The Significance of Past and Present Immigration to the American People, 1914)
- Chicago's Foreign-Born Population (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
- Changing Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Foreign-Born ...
This map shows the dramatic shifts in world migration patterns to metropolitan Chicago that have widened the region's diversity of foreign-born residents. In 1910 the ...
- Selected Chicago Daily Newspapers, Foreign Language (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
- Selected Chicago Daily Newspapers, Foreign Language
Special Features : Selected Chicago Daily Newspapers, Foreign Language. Special Features: S: Selected Chicago Daily Newspapers, Foreign Language
- Hull House Maps and Papers, Nationalities Map, 1895
- 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (Illinois Institute of Technology)
(under Highlights THE DREAM CITY Bird's-Eye View - clickable aerial view of the Exposition Grounds
Larry Bennett (DePaul University) on the post-industrial era and the future of our state
The first four texts are reports on the Chicago region, and each addresses Chicago’s “place” within the global economy. Three of four are locally produced documents; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international organization. This document is less promotional than the other three.
Sassen’s book title is deceptive. Her analysis pertains to an array of global “mega-cities.” Glaeser’s book is an optimistic appraisal of the role of cities in the world. Badger’s recent NYT article points to a downside of urban globalism. My journal article from a few years ago discusses the connection between Chicago regionalism and globalism.
- Saskia Sassen, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, 3rd ed. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton U. Press, 2013).
- Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (New York: Penguin Books, 2012).
- Emily Badger, “What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World?,” New York Times, 12-22-17; accessible at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/upshot/the-great-disconnect-megacities-go-global-but-lose-local-links.html?_r=0
- Larry Bennett, “Community Power Applied: Chicago’s Engagement with 21st Century Globalism,” Sociological Imagination 42 (2006): 65-82.