CHICAGO: Big-Shouldered City by Regina Z. Kelly

CHICAGO: Big-Shouldered City

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fine historical document of midwestern Americana in fictional form, the growth of a city is told is the story of four generations of the Stuart family--a counterpart of the early Chicagoans whose activities and ambitions developed with the city itself. From the pioneer excitement of Indian massacres and Fort Dearborn in the early nineteenth century--through the Civil War and the Great Fire-- to the commercial and cultural dynamo of the present--the story of the city that made no little plans and bears the nickname ""Windy City"" because of this spirit makes exciting and profitable reading. For young people interested in authentic history presented in palatable and fascinating fiction.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1962
Publisher: Reilly & Lee