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  • World's Columbian Exposition Of 1893 Analysis

    The United States during the 1890s heralded a dramatic break between America’s past and future. It was a decade of extreme contradiction. The unmatched cultural advancement was accompanied by intense economic unrest. While this decade saw the rise of cities, advanced technology, and rollercoasters, it also saw economic depressions, the invention of detection, and the birth of America’s serial killer. The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 highlights the contradictions of United States culture, the same culture that brought us innovativeness and hope and the one that brought fear and panic. This paper will analyze the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the life of serial killer H.H. Holmes to contextualize the many contradictions of United States culture in the 1890s. In 1890, a majority voted that Chicago be the home for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893. The architects and city planners of Chicago envisioned a city that would “surpass the brilliance of the Paris…

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  • Summary Of The Devil In The White City

    Erick Larson’s The Devil in the White City traces the period of chaos that took place in building the World’s Fair and the moment of pride that followed. Published in 2003 in New York, this book also displays the evil that worked behind all of the effort to expose America’s architecture to the world. In his book, Larson demonstrates America’s strive and desire to successfully host the 1893 World’s Fair. Larson tries to illustrate America’s stamina and endurance despite all of the troubles that…

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  • Juxtaposition The Devil In The White City

    the greatness of both the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and one of America’s first serial killers, H.H. Holmes. In the novel, Larson uses juxtaposition, imagery, and repetition to emphasize the characteristics of good and evil for the reader. In his implementations of juxtaposition, Larson directly contrasts the characteristics of opposing elements. In his contrast between “the moral” and “the wicked, Larson describes the argument between “free love” and “divorce” to show the degradation…

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  • Devil In The White City

    crime novel written by Erik Larson. The novel takes place during the late 19th century in Chicago, Illinois. The United States decided to host the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the new world. St. Louis, New York, Washington DC, and Chicago all submitted bids to be the host city for the fair. By popular vote, Chicago was chosen to host the 1983 World’s Fair that was set to take place from May…

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  • Daniel Burnham: The Chicago World Fair

    We don’t know why his foot hurts. He is on the way to Europe to go on a tour. He decided to send a message to his boat’s sister ship, because his friend Millet was on it, but he was not allowed to. Stuck in his suite with nothing to do, Burnham thinks about his time at the Chicago World Fair, which he helped build as an architect. Section I Thesis: The Chicago World’s Fair was made to be the best of the best, topping Paris’s fair - however, things are not always how they seem to be, and there…

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  • The Devil In The White City Essay

    The late 1800s was a very interesting time period for Chicago. The industrialization movement as well as crime was booming. The industrialization movement in Chicago like in many U.S. countries brought a lot of work to Americans and immigrants. Yet, those who were not rich were forced to work in horrible conditions for little pay in order to stay alive. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson offers a great insight into the life of Chicago before and after the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (or…

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  • Killer Clown The John Wayne Gacy Kills Summary

    Book Review Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders Criminal Justice 370 Cornada McLester Mercer University Abstract This is a book review on killer clown. The John Wayne Gacy Murders. The author this book is Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken and this book was published by Pinnacle Publishing Corp. they are located on 119 west 40th street New York, New York. Killer clown the John Wayne Gacy Murders was first copyright in 1983 and then again in 2013. Updated with the latest DNA…

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  • Analysis Of The Chicago World Exposition: Columbian Exposition

    Chicago World Exposition 1893 The Chicago World Exposition 1893 is also remembered by its short name World Fair: Columbian Exposition. It is a fair which was held in Chicago in the year 1893 and marks 400 of Christopher Columbus entering the new world in the year 1492. The key attraction of this fair was the centerpiece that carried the shape of a water pool. This highlighted the existence of the ship that was used by the great Christopher Columbus to tour the world. The Chicago Exposition was…

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  • The Bartholomew Fair In The Beggar's Opera

    During the summer of the years 1133 to 1855 a famous fair came into London, most commonly known as the Bartholomew Fair. Hosted in Smithfield, otherwise known as the location popular for slaughterhouses and public executions, the fair was a trading event that attracted Londoners of all classes. Ben Jonson uses this factor to his advantage with his play entitled, “Bartholomew Fair.” The type of people, activities, and crimes that occur at the fair gives Jonson the opportunity to reflect on his…

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  • Summary Of The Poem Chicago By Carl Sandburg

    ‘Chicago’ Carl Sandburg The poem ‘Chicago’ by Carl Sandburg describes the city of Chicago in the United States of America, presumably at the time of writing, 1914. Sandburg is first speaking to the city, then speaking to the people who is reading the poem. Sandburg has described Chicago as a city of the big shoulders, busy and brawling. Sandburg’s deep affection for his city arises, in spite of the outsiders staring at the hard working people who colonise the city. He makes us imagine Chicago…

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