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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, The Black City Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, The Black City Summary

The homeless of Chicago converged on the White City for shelter after its closing. Without its workers to clean and maintain the buildings and grounds, the Black City that was truly Chicago took over. People who had attended the Exposition could not believe how quickly litter and filth plagued the White City.

Within the first year following the closing of the Exposition, two separate fires were started. One consumed several of the smaller buildings and one of the main buildings. The second fire destroyed the buildings surrounding the Court of Honor.

Pullman continued to lay off workers at this time and cut wages, and yet the Pullman Company refused to reduce the rent its workers paid to live in its town. Eugene Debs and Samuel Gompers roused the workers. Pullman workers listened and went on strike with...

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