It Happened in Chicago (It Happened In Series) [NOOK Book]

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True Tales from the Windy City’s Past

From the building of the first permanent settlement on the site of present-day Chicago in 1779 to Oprah Winfrey’s television debut in1984, It Happened in Chicago tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the Windy City.
 
Find out how the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair turned out to be a glorious emblem of ...
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It Happened in Chicago (It Happened In Series)

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Overview


True Tales from the Windy City’s Past

From the building of the first permanent settlement on the site of present-day Chicago in 1779 to Oprah Winfrey’s television debut in1984, It Happened in Chicago tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the Windy City.
 
Find out how the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair turned out to be a glorious emblem of late-nineteenth-century American progress, despite predictions by some New Yorkers that it would be little more than a “cattle show.” Read all about America’s first automobile race, which set out from Chicago in 1895. Learn how the paths of two very different Hoffmans—federal judge Julius Jennings Hoffman and Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman—collided in 1969. And discover that there really isn’t much that didn’t happen in Chicago!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762756117
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 959,072
  • File size: 492 KB

Meet the Author

Scotti Cohn
Scotti Cohn is a writer and freelance editor who was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She has written five other books for Globe Pequot Press, including Liberty's Children, Disasters and Heroic Rescues of North Carolina, and It Happened in North Carolina.
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Table of Contents



Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Putting Down Roots 1779

Ordered to Evacuate 1812

Farewell to Eshegago 1835

Up, Up, and Hooray! 1856

A Party in the Great Wigwam 1860

“The City of the West is Dead!”  1871

Confined Against Her Will 1875

Atrocious Acts 1886

“The Very Essence of American Progress” 1893

“Sewed Up His Heart” 1893

The Race of the Century 1895

The Fall of the Sausage King  1897

A Genuine Refuge 1890

The Captain’s War 1900

His New Job 1915

A Terrible Time 1915

“Say it Ain’t So!” 1919

Truth, Justice, and the Daily News 1924

“We Must Have Tickets!” 1925

“My Son Was Not a Gangster” 1929

Journey to a New World 1942

The $5,000 Reward 1944

No Curses in Baseball? 1945

A Tale of Two Hoffmans 1969

A New Face 1984

Launching a Career 1990

Spitting Images 2004

Chicago Facts and Trivia

Bibliography

About the Author

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