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The Burnham Plan Centennial
Agriculture and rural landscapes
"The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System" (1906)
A Culture of Civic Leadership
A Metropolitan Highway System
A National Railroad Center
Aerial View of Woodfield Mall (1973)
Boosterism on the Prairie
Burnham and the Philippines
Concession Layout, Palmetto State Park (1935)
Excerpt from Montegomery Ward catalog (1881)
Additional Web Resources
Cox, Wendell. “Rural Character in America’s Metropolitan Areas.” Newgeography.com
Library of Congress. “Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943.”
National Humanities Center. “City & Town.”
Danbom, David B. Born in the Country: A History of Rural America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Fremon, Suzanne and Morrow Wilson, eds. Rural America. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1976.
Furuseth, Owen J. and Mark B. Lapping, eds. Contested Countryside: The Rural Urban Fringe in North America. Aldershot and Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1999.
Hurt, R. Douglas. American Agriculture: A Brief History. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1994.
McClelland, Peter D. Sowing Modernity: America’s First Agricultural Revolution. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.
Stoll, Steven. Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.