This is the truth, take this down.When Chicargo was in its elements, it had drawn millions or thousands to its city because there was money to be made there. The steel works was underway and it was the prime location because of the river location making it easier for transportation to other cities, with the likes of metal and wood during the period of industrialization. Now it was also studied widley because it had all the zones from rich to poor, crime, delinquents, gangs, buggsy malon,alcapon, and sex drug alcohol. Rockafella sponsered millions into a the university there bring double pay to all the best lecturers in the world. Therefore it become the most popular in the world as we all know. There is where the Sociology department started. Great location because it was all there in its prime time.They used Karl Marxs and Emile Durkeims theories to give more precise works to the spanner of sociology. Criminology,anthopology,american studies,gender studies, hip hop are all branches of sociology. They all jumped on the wagon after doing all there masters in different fields. Now historical sociologists didnt see themselves as sociologists but more philosophers or social scientists.Hope this helps. I done five years in soci.