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Sensing Chicago : noisemakers, strikebreakers, and muckrakers  Cover Image E-book E-book

Sensing Chicago : noisemakers, strikebreakers, and muckrakers

Mack, Adam 1973- (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn909028388
  • ISBN: 0252080750
  • ISBN: 9780252080753
  • ISBN: 0252039181
  • ISBN: 9780252039188
  • ISBN: 025209722X
  • ISBN: 9780252097225
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
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  • Published: Urbana :University of Illinois Press,[2015]
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Smelling civic peril: the Chicago Styx -- Sensory overload: the Chicago Fire, 1871 -- To quiet the roar of the mob: George M. Pullman's model town -- A revolutionary and a puritan: Upton Sinclair and The jungle -- Sensory refreshment: the other white city.
Summary: A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with molasses and puddled with kitchen grease. Odors from a river gelatinous and lumpy with all manner of foulness mingled with the all-pervading stench of the stockyard slaughterhouses. In this book, Adam Mack lets fresh air into the sensory history of Chicago in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by examining five events: the Chicago River, the Great Fire, the 1894 Pullman Strike, the publication of Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle', and the rise and fall of the White City amusement park.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century
Senses and sensation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century
Senses and sensation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century

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