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A History of Chicago, Volume III: The Rise of a Modern City, 1871-1893 (A History of Chicago #3)

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The first major history of Chicago ever written, A History of Chicago covers the city’s great history over two centuries, from 1673 to 1893.

Originally conceived as a centennial history of Chicago, the project became, under the guidance of renowned historian Bessie Louise Pierce, a definitive, three-volume set describing the city’s growth—from its humble frontier beginnings
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Paperback, 640 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1957)
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Bessie Louise Pierce earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa and obtained a master's degree at the University of Chicago in 1918. She joined the faculty of the University of Iowa history department under Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., who urged her to get a doctorate. In 1929, she returned to the University of Chicago at the request of Charles Edward Merriam to oversee the History of C ...more
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Other Books in the Series

A History of Chicago (3 books)
  • A History of Chicago, Volume I: The Beginning of a City 1673-1848
  • A History of Chicago, Volume II: From Town to City 1848-1871

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