The Great American Fair: The World's Columbian Exposition & American Culture

Front Cover
Taylor Trade Publications, 1979 - History - 177 pages
0 Reviews
Explores the designing, financing, and construction of Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, which is examined as a representative cultural event of nineteenth-century American civilization
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Crystal Palace and the Origins of the Institution
3
The Growth and Character of the Institution
7
America and the Great Worlds Fairs
13
Energy and Uncertainty
25
The Representative City
31
Genesis and Growth of the Idea
43
Organization
53
The Site the Plan and the Design
63
A Confusion of Symbols
119
The Vision of Unity
125
EPILOGUE
129
The Worlds Fairs
131
United States Appropriations to Exhibitions and Fairs to 1904
132
The Act Creating the World Columbian Expositions of 1893
133
Preliminary and Final Classification System for Major Departments
137
Presidential Proclamation of December 24 1890
138

Finance and Promotion
73
Dedication Day
83
Final Preparations
87
The Worlds Congress
95
The Exhibits
103
The Midway
107
Achievement and Influence
113
Memorandum of December 9 to the Committee on Grounds and Buildings
139
Burnhams Letter of December 13 1890 to the Eastern Architects
140
NOTES
141
BIBLIOGRAPHY
165
INDEX
173
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1979)

Reid Badger is Professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. His books include The Great American Fair: The World's Columbian Exposition and American Culture.

Bibliographic information