Mobility and the small town 1900 1930 volume 132 university of chicago geography research papers paperback january 15 1971 by norman t moline author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Chicago was only 46 years old when mark twain wrote those words but it had already grown more than 100 fold from a small trading post at the mouth of the chicago river into one of the nations largest cities and it wasnt about to stop over the next 20 years it would quadruple in population amazing the rest of the world with its ability to repeatedly reinvent itself. The geography of towns provides a concise but thorough introduction to the important subject of urban geography it traces the development of urban areas from the earliest sites of nineveh aleppo and agade to modern megalopolises and strip cities and deals authoritatively with problems of classification and ranking location and type origins and course of development and the relationship . The book series university of chicago geography research papers published or distributed by the university of chicago press. Chicago city seat of cook county northeastern illinois us with a population of nearly three million chicago is the states largest and the countrys third most populous city it is the commercial and cultural hub of the american midwest learn more about chicago in this article
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