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The great Chicago fire, Ross Miller

Label
The great Chicago fire
Title
The great Chicago fire
Statement of responsibility
Ross Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On October 8, 1871, four decades after its founding, Chicago's destiny was rewritten "with a pen of fire." In this imaginative and penetrating study, Ross Miller considers the mythic proportions of the Great Chicago Fire as the city reshaped its own tragedy into an archetype of the modern struggle against adversity." "Amid myriad eyewitness and photographic accounts of the fire, a consideration of what had actually happened was quickly subordinated to a developing narrative that attempted to resolve the city's conflicted identity into a unity. Disaster was recast as opportunity, and a period that began with catastrophic destruction ended in the triumph of the World's Columbian Exposition. Within a generation of the fire, Chicago became home to a radical new architecture, a daring new realistic fiction, literary journalism, and the new scientific study of society."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Miller, Ross
Dewey number
720/.9773/1109034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
NA735.C4
LC item number
M55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
Label
The great Chicago fire, Ross Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Previously published in hardcover as American apocalypse: the great fire and the myth of Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 1990)."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44039641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252069147
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00033793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great Chicago fire, Ross Miller
Publication
Note
"Previously published in hardcover as American apocalypse: the great fire and the myth of Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 1990)."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44039641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252069147
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00033793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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