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Comp Research Resources 2020-2021: Gilded Age\Late 1800s
Ms. Hopkins can't stop telling everyone to read this book! Her top pick for 2016. The author brings history to life in two intermingled stories.
This is why we do research.
The Devil in the White City
In this nonfiction blend of Ragtime and The Silence of the Lambs, Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the Columbian Exposition at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair called The White City. It was the center of the gripping stories of the two men who shaped its place in history: visionary architect and an insatiable serial killer.
In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.