Thoroughly researched and magnificently written, "City of the Century" captures all the drama of Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to a metropolis that by 1890 rivaled New York City. "Brims with life, with people, surprises, and with stories--and stories within stories--all worth telling".--David McCullough, author of ...
Thoroughly researched and magnificently written, "City of the Century" captures all the drama of Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to a metropolis that by 1890 rivaled New York City. "Brims with life, with people, surprises, and with stories--and stories within stories--all worth telling".--David McCullough, author of "Truman". of photos.
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I had borrowed this book from a friend and when I (reluctantly) returned it I knew I wanted a copy. Very well written and an accurate reconuting of Chicago's development. For both the casual & serious scholar.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-02-12 A desolate fur-trading outpost in 1830, Chicago became, within half a century, the nation's railroad hub, livestock and packing center and a manufacturing giant. A glorious anthem to a tumultuous city, this synthesis of industrial, social and cultural history captures the raw, robust spirit of Chicago on every page. Miller, a history professor at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, peoples his big, colorful, engrossing canvas with architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, railroad entrepreneur George Pullman, settlement-house workers Jane Addams and Florence Kelley, "Meat king" Philip Armour, dry-goods merchant Marshall Field, retailers Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck, reaper inventor Cyrus McCormick, mail-order pioneer Aaron Montgomery Ward, Theodore Dreiser, Lincoln Steffens and others. Chicago-with its experience of mass transit, a regimented workforce, instant suburbs, the Americanization of diverse immigrant groups and battles between privatism and the public good-serves as a prism through which we watch the emergence of modern American life. (Apr.)
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