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

by Chaim M. Rosenberg
     
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738525211
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,231,914
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author


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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