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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, Dreadful Things Done By Girls Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, Dreadful Things Done By Girls Summary

The city of Chicago was preparing for the fair. Hotels were being built, and stores were increasing in size and number. Brothels, bars and saloons were redecorating and growing in hopes of making a profit. None was disappointed.

Exhibits were arriving around the clock from all over the world. Society people from New York were sending advice to Chicago, making the people of Chicago realize that New York still thought of them as uncivilized. Others gave advice to clean up the city; even at its worst, New York was never as dirty as Chicago was.

Sol Bloom had been able to open the Algerian Village a year early. He recouped his debt and began making a profit.

Carter Harrison was running for his fifth term as Mayor. Prendergast knew Harrison would win this...

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