One of the most universally popular topics in Chicago history is the Columbian Exposition of 1893. Even today it captures the imagination. The publishing of Devil in the White City by Erik Larson introduced the fair to a whole new generation of readers and history enthusiasts and sparked an interest in all things old Chicago.
Fortunately, many publications concerning the Exposition have survived the decades. The Online Books Page has a comprehensive list of the books now available online. Included are rarities in period fiction such as Three Girls In a Flat by Laura Hayes (1892) and Sweet Clover: A Romance of the White City by Clara Louise Burnham (1895), daughter of the popular late nineteenth century composer George Frederick Root.
For the complete selection of books listed on The Online Books Page click here.