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Fabulous Chicago

Author: Emmett Dedmon; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular history of Chicago from 1835-1930. Illustrated with reproductions of old prints and photographs.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dedmon, Emmett.
Fabulous Chicago.
New York : Random House, 1953
(OCoLC)578736481
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmett Dedmon; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 5245662
Notes: Maps on end papers.
Includes index.
Description: 359 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The garden city 1835-1871. Frontier town ; The Yankee out West ; Long John and his devils ; Elegance on a grand scale ; The little giant and the rail splitter ; The Civil War and the Chicago conspiracy ; Everyone comes here: anything goes here ; The finer things of life ; The red snow --
Enter the ladies 1871-1890. Puritans on Prairie Avenue ; The pride of Potter Palmer ; The sporting life ; The melting pot explodes ; Chicago builds its Parthenon --
The spirit of democracy 1890-1910. Why do we need a genealogy? ; The cultivated class is comparatively small ; An ardent temperament rather than a weak will ; The glories of the White City ; From Pullman City to Hull House ; Life along the levee --
The inheritance 1910-1930. One ecstasy after another ; Nobody's on the legit ; Grand opera --
a libretto for romance ; Insull builds his empire --
Epilogue: More than a century of progress.
Responsibility: Emmett Dedmon.

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Popular history of Chicago from 1835-1930. Illustrated with reproductions of old prints and photographs.

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