The Fair Women: The Story of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

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The World's Columbian Exposition included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities -- in the arts, industry, science, politics and philanthropy. Most of these were housed in the Woman's Building, which was designed, decorated and administered entirely by women.
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Overview


The World's Columbian Exposition included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities -- in the arts, industry, science, politics and philanthropy. Most of these were housed in the Woman's Building, which was designed, decorated and administered entirely by women.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Weimann's splendid research recaptures the 1893 Chicago exposition... a strong narrative line makes the book readable even for nonspecialists..." — Library Journal
New York Times Book Review
"The narrative is fascinating...in uncovering the politics of women whom we have been [told] had not politics."
Chicago Tribune
"The political machinations of the factions, their joint battles against the men...are recreated so vividly that each page...becomes a treasure.
Washington Post
"A treasure trove for anyone interested in the fine and decorative arts, late 19th century American culture, or the early years of suffragettism...Altogether an unusual and extremely thorought example of historical reconstruction."
Monitor Christian Science
"One of the most fascinating, though forgotten stories in the history of women's achievements."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897330251
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporate
  • Publication date: 6/28/1981
  • Pages: 611
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Miller is a founding editor of Academy Chicago Publishers.
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