By Chaim M. Rosenberg

on the time of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the us used to be quick turning into the world's top economic system. Chicago, the host urban, had grown in lower than part a century from a village to the country's second-largest city. in this, the Gilded Age, the world's so much broad railroad and steamship networks poured endlessly via Chicago, sporting the uncooked items and comprehensive items of America's nice age of invention and business growth. The reasonable used to be the most important ever on the time, with 65,000 exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of tourists. it's been known as the "Blueprint of the yankee destiny" and marked the start of the nationwide economic system and shopper culture.

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