The Fair Women: The Story of the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893
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The Fair Women: The Story of the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 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.
Paperback, 611 pages
Published August 30th 1981 by Chicago Review Press (first published June 1981)
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Barbara Mitchell
Seems like I've been reading this book forever, but I did enjoy it. Otherwise I wouldn't have stuck with it when I came across parts that were guilty of too much information. I think Jeanne Madeline Weimann must share one of my faults. You do so much research for a book like this that it's tempting to include every little item. If anyone thinks of writing a paper about the Women's Building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, this is an excellent source, bibliography and all.

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OK I read the first 50 pages and I call it quits! I have just had a bunion surgery on my foot and am in need of pure entertainment to distract me from the throbbing. This book is meticulously researched and at another time, I might have stuck with it. Uncle!
Estatechicago Oliva
Shows how influential women were at the turn of the century. Great Chicago information about the Columbian World's Fair.
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