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City and Suburb: Chicago and
Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles: America’s Global Cities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Altshuler, Alan. The Urban Transportation System: Politics and Policy Innovation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1979.

Barrett, Paul. The Automobile and Urban Transit: The Formulation of Public Policy in Chicago, 1900-1930. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983.

Blankenship, Edward G. The Airport: Architecture, Urban Integration, Ecological Problems. New York: Praeger, 1974.

Callow, Alexander B., Jr., ed. American Urban History: An Interpretive Reader with Commentaries. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Davidson, Janet F., and Michael S. Sweeney. On the Move: Transportation and the American Story. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2003.

Davies, Richard O. Age of Asphalt: The Automobile, the Freeway, and the Condition of Metropolitan America. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975.

Dearing, Charles L., and Wilfred Owen. National Transportation Policy. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Fishman, Robert. Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Fitch, Lyle C. & Associates. Urban Transportation and Public Policy. San Francisco: Chandler, 1964.

Foster, Mark. From Streetcar to Superhighway: American City Planners and Urban Transportation, 1900-1940. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Kain, John F. Interrelationships of Transportation and Poverty: Summary of Conference on Transportation and Poverty. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Krambles, George, and Arthur H. Peterson. CTA at 45: Recollections of the First 45 Years of the Chicago Transit Authority. Oak Park, Ill.: George Krambles Transit Scholarship Fund, 1993.

Lund, Alan R. Chicago Surface Lines: An Illustrated History. Park Forest, Ill: Transport History Press, 1974.

McShane, Clay. Down the Asphalt Path: American Cities and the Coming of the Automobile. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Mayer, Harold M., and Richard C. Wade. Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Meyer, John R., and José A. Gómez-Ibáñez. Autos, Transit, and Cities: A Twentieth-Century Fund Report. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Moffat, Bruce. The “L”: The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System 1888-1932. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans’ Association, 1995.

Owen, Wilfred. The Metropolitan Transportation Problem. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1966.

Randall, Gregory C. America’s Original G.I. Town: Park Forest, Illinois. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Rast, Joel. Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1999.

Rose, Mark. Interstate Express Highway Politics, 1941-1956. Lawrence, Kans.: Regents Press of Kansas, 1990.

Teaford, Jon C. The Twentieth-Century American City: Problem, Promise, and Reality. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Young, David M. Chicago Transit: An Illustrated History. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1998.

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