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Author Smith, Carl S.

Title Urban disorder and the shape of belief : the Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket bomb, and the model town of Pullman / Carl Smith
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 395 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; PART ONE FIRE; 2 The Great Conflagration; 3 Trial by Fire; 4 Social Restraint; 5 The Fire and Cultural Memory; PART TWO BOMB; 6 From Resurrection to Insurrection; A gallery of photographs; 7 Plots and Counterplots; 8 Words on Trial; PART THREE STRIKE; 9 Taming the Urban Beast; 10 Putting Pullman in Its Place: The Search for a New Urban Order; 11 Making Sense of the Age; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Summary The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Haymarket bombing of 1886, and the making and unmaking of the model town of Pullman?these remarkable events in what many considered the quintessential American city forced people across the country to confront the disorder that seemed inevitably to accompany urban growth and social change. In this book, Carl Smith explores the imaginative dimensions of these events as he traces the evolution of beliefs that increasingly linked city, disorder, and social reality in the minds of Americans. Studying a remarkable range of writings and illustrations, as well as p
Analysis Disasters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-379) and index
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Subject Disasters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871.
Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886.
Pullman Strike, 1894.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226764257 (electronic bk.)
9780226764252 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paper ; alk. paper)