The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Erik Larson
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Part 1, Prologue | Part 1, The Black City

• 19 years have passed since the the World's Exposition of 1893 hosted by Chicago.

• Daniel Burnham, the chief architect, is aboard a ship bound for Europe. He thinks about the murders that are discovered after the Exposition.

• Burnham casts his mind back to Chicago in the late 1880's.

• H.H Holmes steps off a train and immediately decides Chicago is the place for him to settle for awhile.

Part 1, The Trouble Has Just Begun | Part 1, The Necessary Supply

• It is Monday, February 24, 1890, and people are standing outside Chicago's major newspaper offices, waiting to find out if the city has won the vote to host the next World Fair.

• Chicago wins the vote to host the World Fair and Daniel Burnham is one of the architects asked to redesign the city.

• Dr. Holmes and a friend plan a way to make money from insurance fraud...

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