As Others See Chicago: Impressions of Visitors, 1673-1933

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Bessie Louise Pierce, Joe Lester Norris
University of Chicago Press, 29.05.2004 - 540 Seiten
Sometimes it takes an outsider to capture the essence of an individual place. The impressions of travelers in particular have a special allure—unanticipated and serendipitous, their views get to the heart of a particular region because nothing to them is routine or expected.

First published in 1933 by the University of Chicago Press to mark the occasion of the Century of Progress Exhibition, As Others See Chicago consists of writings culled from over a thousand men and women who visited the city and commented on the best and worst it had to offer, from the skyscrapers to the stockyards. Originally compiled by Bessie Louise Pierce, the first major historian of Chicago, and featuring her own incisive commentary, the volume brings together the impressions of visitors to Chicago over two and a half centuries, from the early years of Westward Expansion to the height of the Great Depression. In addition to writings from better known personalities such as Rudyard Kipling and Waldo Frank, the book collects the opinions of missionaries, aristocrats, journalists, and politicians—observers who were perfectly placed to comment on the development of the city, its inhabitants, and well known events that would one day define Chicago history, such as the Great Fire of 1871 and the 1893 World's Fair.

Taking us back to a time when Chicago was "more astonishing than the wildest visions of the most vagrant imaginations," As Others See Chicago offers an enthralling portrait of an enduring American metropolis.

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Introduction
3
Jacques Marquette
13
Samuel A Storrow
23
William H Keating
31
Charles Butler
40
Charles Joseph Latrobe
54
Patrick Shirreff
65
Harriet Martineau
81
Lady Duffus Hardy
226
Rudyard Kipling
250
Paul de Rousiers
262
Guiseppe Giacosa
275
Julian Ralph
287
E Bruwaert
324
Mulji Devji Vedant
340
James Fullarton Muirhead
351

James Silk Buckingham
87
Sarah Margaret Fuller
95
John Lewis Peyton
99
Introduction
115
Fredrika Bremer
125
J J Ampere
133
Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop
141
William Ferguson
148
Peckham
166
Christian H Jevne
176
F Barham Zincke
182
Alexander Frear
191
Introduction
207
Sir John Leng
219
Introduction
369
George Warrington Steevens
395
Price Collier 42
402
William Archer 48
408
Count Peter de Vaya and Luskod
417
Edward Hungerford
429
Julian Street
441
Arthur Everett Shipley
461
Harold Spender
473
Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield
484
G K Chesterton 5
500
List or TravelersAccounts
518
Index
527
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Bessie Louise Pierce (1888-1974) was a professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of A History of Chicago. Perry R. Duis is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Challenging Chicago: coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920 and The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920.

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