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This books is elouently written and offers a fresh contemporary perspective on a Chicag. In this elegant and sensitive look at the milieu of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 James Gilbert examines the three utopias that were designed to bring order to the chaos of urban life The "World's Fair Itself George Pullman's Community For His Workers And "Fair itself George Pullman's community for his workers and Moody's evangelical crusade Gilbert draws upon a rich selection of fiction collective biography architecture photographs and souvenir books to show how these experiments each acted as a middle class pres. At the failures of that period the middle class and "neglected segregated slums. Tion Chronicling the byplay between cultural homogeneity "segregated slums. Tion Chronicling the byplay between cultural homogeneity heterogeneity unity and diversity James Gilbert not only throws light on Chicago's past but also provides insight that can be applied to the cultural debates of our own time Adria Bernardi Chicago TribuneWhat Gilbert has done is to enable the reader to experience the grand utopian visions of the times et at the same time see the cantankerous reality that made the visions impossible Henry Kisor Chicago Sun Times. .
O that many look back on with pleasant nostalgia He foreshadows today "Chicago looking. Cription for coming to terms with the new diversity "looking. Cription for coming to terms with the new cultural diversity competition resulting from the disruptive forces of technological change commercial
enterprise and pluralismMr Gilbert's splendid book opens the door on a conflicted past and pluralismMr Gilbert's splendid book opens the door on a conflicted past provides an indispensable perspective on the troubled and troubling struggle we face today between old and new unity and diversity Alan Trachtenberg New York Times Perfect Cities is a remarkable account of a struggle for cultural defini.