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Globalization: Chicago and the World
Essay: Introduction
Essay: Chicago in the Middle Ground
Map: Chicago's World¬óWithin a Day's Travel
Essay: Global Chicago
Colonial Trans-Atlantic Networks
A Cosmopolitan Frontier
Global Capitalism and Chicago Real Estate
Built Environment in a Mercantile Metropolis
Networks of Rails
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
Turn-of-the-Century Industrialization and International Markets
The Chicago Region and Its Global Models
An Upstart Behemoth
Mailing To the World
The World in Chicago
Chicago's Twentieth-Century Cultural Exports
"The Whole World Is Watching"
Corporate Headquarters and Industrial Relics
Map: Changing Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Foreign-Born Population
Warrant Issued by American Fur Company, 1824
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This warrant for the arrest of Guilleaume Varin, issued by the circuit court in Michilimackinac County, Michigan Territory in 1824, suggests the power of the American Fur Company across its broad trading area. Michilimackinac was located at the center of the company's Great Lakes operations, where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan with easy water access to Lake Superior and the surrounding territory. The inclusion of the three company official's names (John Jacob Astor, Ramsay Crooks, and Robert Stuart) ensured that traders and company agents as far away as Chicago would be on the look out for Varin.