"Chicago: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at the city’s transformation from a fur trade outpost to America’s Second City. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the city as we know it. You’ll explore the exciting history behind the city’s cultural, economic, and architectural mainstays.
You’ll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking Chicago events and major figures down through history, including:
- The Birth of a Major Trade City
- The Great Fire of 1871
- Construction of the Sears Tower
- Chicago’s “Public Enemies”
- The University of Chicago