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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Topics for Discussion

Erik Larson
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What were some of the major challenges Burnham faced?

Why did H. H. Holmes use the aliases he did?

Explain how H. H. Holmes used the Exposition to his advantage.

Explain why the Chicago Police never suspected H. H. Holmes to be a criminal and murder.

Explain how the National Committee and the Exposition Company could have made Burnham's job easier.

Explain why Burnham feared the creation of a Retrenchment Committee.

Why did the attendance at the Exposition fluctuate as it did?

Why did H. H. Holmes like to kill people with suffocation or gas?

What would have happened if the Exposition Company had allotted a day for the poor?

How did the railroads affect attendance at the Exposition and why?

Explain how the World's Exposition of 1893 changed America forever.

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