America at the Fair: Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - 288 páginas
At the time of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the United States was fast becoming the world's leading economy. Chicago, the host city, had grown in less than half a century from a village to the country's second-largest metropolis. During this, the Gilded Age, the world's most extensive railroad and steamship networks poured ceaselessly through Chicago, carrying the raw goods and finished products of America's great age of invention and industrial expansion. The Fair was the largest ever at the time, with 65,000 exhibitors and millions of visitors. It has been called the "Blueprint of the American Future" and marked the beginning of the national economy and consumer culture.
 

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Índice

Foreword
6
Introduction
8
Eighteen NinetyThree
17
From Christopher Columbus to Chicago
24
From Village to Metropolis
45
The Worlds Columbian Exposition
49
Administration and Government
81
Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building
87
Machinery Hall
192
Mining Fisheries Horticulture Shoes Livestock and Forestry
202
Freestanding Pavilions
216
Exhibiting Nations
232
Lofty Thoughts and Low Down Fun
244
Fin de Siècle and Beyond
260
Acknowledgments
280
References
282

Agricultural Building
122
Electrical Building
128
Transportation Building
179

Términos y frases comunes

Sobre el autor (2008)

Chaim M. Rosenberg is the author of The Great Workshop: Boston's Victorian Age, and Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age. His collection of colorful trade cards and catalogs from the Fair form the heart of America at the Fair.

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