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    In 1893, The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World and to show how America has grown and progressed since then. In conjunction with the world fair, was the Parliament of the World Religions, an event displaying non-Christian religions and where they were able to speak on behalf of their own religion. However, even though the world fair was hosted on a total of 690 acres of land, not a single one of those

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    The World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, was an event held in Chicago from May to October of 1983. The fair was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of the New World. The fair was designed to celebrate American innovation as well as bring together the American public and expose them to a multitude different ideas and cultures. One aspect of the fair was the abundance of living museum exhibits, which had people from other cultures going

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    unheard of attractions at the Columbian Exposition attracted millions of unsuspecting, innocent guests to the preying ground of the narcissistic Dr. H. H. Holmes. Chicago, Illinois, the host of the 1983 World’s Fair, was home to this sadistic serial killer who attracted his prey using his education and occupation as a means to gain trust from new, unsuspecting travelers from the 46 nations who participated in the exposition. For three years, Chicago prepared for the exposition, building new architecture

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    The 1893 World’s Fair Essay

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    The 1893 World’s Fair A World’s Fair is an “[I]nternational exposition that features exhibits dealing with commerce, industry, and science.” (World Book Encyclopedia 412) Entertainment is also present along with cultural activities. In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, although inaugurated a year late, commemorated the discovery of America. I feel that the Exposition displayed some of the more beautiful architecture of its time; its immense buildings and sculptures drew

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    City reveals the good and the bad events that occurred during 1893’s World’s Fair; the first serial killer, the uprise of Chicago, and the financial struggles of the fair. Power is evident in all of these and plays an important role in the intent of the characters. Power is the most prominent theme throughout the book. It is obtained psychologically, politically, financially, and electrically.     During the 1893 Columbian Exposition, H.H. Holmes was one of the first serial killers of America. Holmes

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    People’s fascination with technology has been a huge factor in society since the beginning of civilization, which Erik Larson shows in his book about the 1893 World’s Fair, The Devil in the White City, therefore proving the continued relevance of this nonfiction novel. The Chicago World’s Fair, also known as the Columbian Exposition, put on display many new technologies that would never have been seen by the majority of the world if not for this fair. While celebrating 400 years since Columbus

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    but establish the foundation of the urban world. The finished project became known as the White City. This venue for the World’s Columbian Exposition left a multitude of positive and negative impacts on the social, political and economic scale. Socially, this event introduced the foundation of the modern American living and lifestyles. Politically, the 1893 Columbian Exposition put The United States on the map. While economically, the Fair had succeeded at the cost of cultivating a new rise in crime

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    aided the creation of The World’s Columbian Exposition. The Devil in the White City is a novel that covers the creation and construction of the 1893 World’s Columbian Expo. The novel contains two plot lines. The first plotline follows Daniel Burnham. Near the beginning of the book, Burnham is left alone to work on the project after the death of his partner, John Root. Through the rest of the novel, Burnham faces many obstacles that threaten the creation of the World’s Columbian Expo. Despite the challenges

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    The World's Columbian Exposition, or Chicago World's Fair of 1893 as it came to be known, was the "fair that changed America" (Larson). It ushered in a period of great achievements and a sense of patriotism, as well as civic pride. However, amidst the glorious celebration, there was an evil lurking; from the murderous Dr. H.H. Holmes to the delusional Patrick Eugene Prendergast. Erik Larson tells the story of 1893's Chicago World's Fair, touching upon the lives of those who were affected, and successfully

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    during the Exposition Universelle in Paris, joining “the palace of machines,” and other larger than life feats of “the iron architecture [that] dominated the fair” (Expo 1889 Paris). As a nation, America was embarrassed and determined to show their dominance in the realm of iron and steel working. Thus, the idea for the Chicago’s world fair was born, giving the US “a needed opportunity to out-Eiffel Eiffel” (Larson 15). Before long, it was decided that the fair would be called “The Columbian Exposition”

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