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The Third Coast

Annotation
Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation was produced in Chicago. Before air travel, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Political
Sociological
TopicsCity planning
Local politics
Industrial history
American history
American culture
Race relations
Writers
Entertainers
SettingChicago
Illinois
Urban
City