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“Domestic and Respectable”: Property-Owner Politics after the Great Chicago Fire

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter traces conversations about homeownership during the year of reconstruction after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. With one-third of the city left homeless, leading philanthropists chose ... More


The Fire, the Bomb, and the Fair, 1871–1893

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes three events that served both to define Chicago and reveal the city to the nation during the years between 1871 and 1893. It discusses the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the ... More


The Native-Born Protestant Elite’s Bid for Control in the 1870s

Sam Mitrani

in The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038068
eISBN:
9780252095337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038068.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Chicago Police Department figured in the native-born Protestant elite's attempt to control urban life in the city during the 1870s. In the 1870s, it became increasingly ... More


City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Robert G. Spinney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book links key events in Chicago's development, from its marshy origins in the 1600s to today's robust metropolis. The book presents Chicago in terms of the people whose lives made the city–from ... More


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