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Author Pacyga, Dominic A., author.

Title Slaughterhouse : Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the world it made / Dominic A. Pacyga.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.


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 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  338.7636 PAC    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  338.76362 PAC    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  338.7 PAC    AVAILABLE
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 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  338.7 PAC    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 233 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index.
Contents Preface: confronting the modern in Chicago's Square Mile -- Spectacle: facing the modern world -- Genesis: from swamp to industrial giant -- Working in the yards: the move to the modern -- "Success comes to those who hustle wisely": the emergence of the greatest livestock market in the world -- Slaughterhouse blues: the decline and fall of the Union Stock Yard -- Innovate for efficiency, though with less stench: the square mile after the Union Stock Yard.
Summary On the South Side to tour the Union Stock Yard, people got a firsthand look at Chicago's industrial prowess as they witnessed cattle, hogs, and sheep disassembled with breathtaking efficiency. At their height, the kill floors employed 50,000 workers and processed six hundred animals an hour, an astonishing spectacle of industrialized death. Pacyga chronicles the rise and fall of an industrial district that, for better or worse, served as the public face of Chicago for decades. He takes readers through the packinghouses as only an insider can, covering the rough and toxic life inside the plants and their lasting effects on the world outside. He shows how the yards shaped the surrounding neighborhoods; looks at the Yard's sometimes volatile role in the city's race and labor relations; and traces its decades of mechanized innovations.
Subject Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago -- History.
Union Stock Yard & Transit Company of Chicago. (OCoLC)fst00726874
Betriebsverein Alter Schlachthof Wels. (DE-588)408112-2
Chicago Ill. (DE-588)1086693833
Union Stock Yard and Transit Company Chicago, Ill. (DE-588)16085298-5
Stockyards -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses. (OCoLC)fst01120361
Stockyards. (OCoLC)fst01133739
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780226123097 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
022612309X (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9780226566030 (paperback)

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