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The automobile and urban transit the formation of public policy in Chicago, 1900-1930 by Barrett, Paul

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English



  • Illinois,
  • Chicago


  • Urban transportation policy -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century,
  • Automobiles -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century,
  • Traffic engineering -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century,
  • Local transit -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul Barrett.
SeriesTechnology and urban growth
LC ClassificationsHE310.C45 B37 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 295 p. :
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3499194M
ISBN 100877222940
LC Control Number82019371

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