November 16, 2018

City Spotlight: Chicago, Illinois

PSN primary source collectionsGreat Chicago Fire Jane Addams & Hull House John Peter Altgeld Daniel Burnham Frank Lloyd Wright Anarchist Emma Goldman Dizzy Gillespie Louis H. Sullivan Chicago Cubs First American Automobile Race Nuclear FissionPSN featured sourcesThe Red Flag or the Anarchists of Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition School StrikeChicago collections & teaching resourcesChicago: Destination for the Great … [Read more...]

Today in History: Great Chicago Fire

Today in History–October 8–the Library of Congress features the great Chicago fire, which began on this day in 1871. The fire took at least 300 lives, left nearly a third of the city's residents homeless, and leveled more than 18,000 structures (Encyclopedia of Chicago). Learn more about this fire and others that burnt on the same day in Michigan and Wisconsin by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more information and resources related to the Chicago … [Read more...]