From Cottage to Bungalow by Joseph Bigott
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From Cottage to Bungalow
By Joseph Bigott

From Cottage to Bungalow

Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago 1869-1929 2nd

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From Cottage to Bungalow by Joseph Bigott

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It's hard to overestimate the complexity of the factors that dictate something as simple as where, and in what sorts of structures, people live. Urban planning, business, labor, ethnicity, architecture each influences the types of structures people live in, and the sorts of lives they lead within them. Joseph C. Bigott takes on all of these fields in "From Cottage to Bungalow, " a sophisticated study of domestic structures and ethnic working-class neighborhoods in Chicago during the critical period of 1869 to 1929, when the city attracted huge numbers of immigrants. Exploring the meaning of home ownership in this context, Bigott develops two case studies that combine the intimate lives of ordinary people (primarily in Chicago's Polish and German communities) with broad analysis of everything from real estate markets to the very carpentry practices used to construct houses. His progressive methods and the novel conclusions they support chronicle not only the history of housing in Chicago, but also the organizations of people's lives, and the ways in which housing has affected notions of who is and who is not a worthy American citizen. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226048758
ISBN-10: 0226048756
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 186mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Joseph Bigott

Joseph C. Bigott is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Purdue University, Calumet.

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