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Chicago's Greatest Year, 1893
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A hybrid work that straddles popular history and serious scholarship, “1893 Chicago” focuses in some depth on important people, places, events, and developments that made 1893 one of Chicago’s greatest years. In addition to the famous Columbian Exposition that took place that year, there were also a surprising number of impressive developments in art, architecture, literature, sports, education, business, political reform, sanitation engineering, medicine, and more. In a sense, 1893 was the year in which Chicago transitioned from being simply a busy Midwestern city to a world metropo

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. The White City and the Gray City
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. 2. Three Museums and a Library
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. 3. Sears, Roebuck and Company
  2. pp. 57-75
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  1. 4. Frances Willard’s Bicycle
  2. pp. 76-94
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  1. 5. Open-Heart Surgery
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. 6. A Church for Father Tolton
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 7. The Illinois Institute of Technology
  2. pp. 133-150
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  1. 8. The Birth of Urban Literature
  2. pp. 151-180
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  1. 9. The West Side Grounds
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. 10. The Chicago Hot Dog
  2. pp. 203-220
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  1. 11. Wrigley’s Gum
  2. pp. 221-236
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  1. 12. The Chicago School of Architecture
  2. pp. 237-264
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  1. 13. Reforming Chicago
  2. pp. 265-284
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  1. 14. Epidemics and Clean Water
  2. pp. 285-300
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  1. Epilogue: Chicago’s Next Great Year
  2. pp. 301-308
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 309-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-346
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 362-362
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