An Early Encounter with Tomorrow: Europeans, Chicago's Loop, and the World's Columbian Exposition

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"Winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, given by the Council of the American Philosophical Society Extravagantly, illustrated with over seventy photographs, drawings, paintings and contemporary cartoons, "An Early Encounter with Tomorrow" documents the mixture of amazement and alarm with which European visitors greeted 1890s Chicago: as a futuristic city animated by a crass, frenetic mercantile class. This volume also contains an extensive bibliography, arranged by country and profiles of the foreign observers, who sought the implications for European culture in what Asa Briggs, called the ""shock city"" of the western world".

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Documents the mixture of amazement and alarm with which European visitors greeted 1890s Chicago: as a futuristic city animated by a crass, frenetic mercantile class. This volume contains a bibliography, arranged by country and profiles of the foreign observers. It is illustrated with over seventy photographs, drawings, paintings and cartoons.

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Here was a brave new world indeed, and its implications were at once fascinating and frightening. -- Martin Filler, New York Times Book Review

[An] excellent, enormously rich book. . . . Carefully researched, well-documented, clearly organized, and beautifully written. -- Meredith L. Clausen, American Historical Review

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