The Chicago Diaries of John M. Wing 1865-1866


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The personaland often intimatediaries of fledgling journalist and entrepreneur John Mansir Wing create a unique portrait of a rough-and-tumble Chicago in the first few years following the Civil War. Wing writes of a city filled with new immigrants, ex-soldiers, and the thriving merchant class making its fortunes from both before the great fire of 1871 left much of the city in ashes.Transcribed and edited by noted Chicago bibliophile and historian Robert Williams, and published in cooperation with the Caxton Club, this ...

The Chicago Diaries of John M. Wing 1865-1866 2002, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809324835

1865-1866 edition