Chicago’s Geography Advantage

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This video is based on the book Nature’s Metropolis by William Cronon. Check out this amazing book:

Chicago is the greatest metropolis in the interior of North America. The region is home to almost 10 million people, 29 Fortune 500 companies, the Obamas, and the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. There is no bigger or more influential city between Los Angeles and New York, but Chicago’s dominance was not a foregone conclusion. Why did Chicago grow biggest, bigger than competitors such as Detroit, St. Louis, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh?

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