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Name: Michaela H. EbnerPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDr. Ebner is professor emeritus of history at Lake Forest College.
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Creating Chicago's North Shore A Suburban History, University of Chicago Press, 1989
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Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History
ISBN: 0226182053 University of Chicago Press. 1989
They are the suburban jewels that crown one of the world's premier cities. Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff: together, they comprise the North Shore of Chicago, a social registry of eight communities that serve as a genteel enclave of affluence, culture, and high society. Historian Michael H. Ebner explains the origins and evolution of the North Shore as a distinctive region. At the same time, he tells the paradoxical story of how these suburbs, with their common heritage, mutual values, and shared aspirations, still preserve their distinctly separate identities. Embedded in this history are important lessons about the uneasy development of the American metropolis.