Table of Contents
   Prefacep. 15
   Discoveryp. 27
      The Priest and the Explorerp. 27
      Joliet's Dreamp. 41
   "Didn't Expect No Town"p. 48
      Wild Chicagop. 48
      Banishing the Pastp. 58
   Odgen's Chicagop. 66
      The Founderp. 66
      A Prairie Aristocracyp. 76
      The Grid and the Balloon Framep. 81
   The Great Chicago Exchange Enginep. 89
      The Big Junctionp. 89
      The Mechanical Manp. 103
      Stacker of Wheat and Wood, Packer of Porkp. 106
   Empire City of the Westp. 122
      Chicago Against Naturep. 122
      City of Extremesp. 131
   My Lost Cityp. 143
      The Great Firep. 143
      Unapproachable in Calamityp. 158
   That Astonishing Chicagop. 179
      "Grander and Statelier Than Ever"p. 179
      America's Cityp. 188
   The Chicago Machinep. 198
      Empires of Order and Bloodp. 198
      A Fortress of Oppressionp. 216
      The Pullman Ideap. 224
      Steel Rails to Country Kitchensp. 240
   The Streetcar Cityp. 254
      Palaces of Desirep. 254
      The Loopp. 265
      City and Suburbp. 273
      Sunday in Chicagop. 294
   Stories in Stone and Steelp. 301
      Something New Under the Sunp. 301
      Burnham and Rootp. 314
      The Major's Birdcagep. 335
      Factories in the Skyp. 347
   Sullivan and Civic Renewalp. 354
      The Auditoriump. 354
      A Proud and Soaring Thingp. 366
   The New Chicagop. 378
      Burnham's White Cityp. 378
      Hutchinson's Three-Ring Circusp. 385
      Harper's Universityp. 393
      The Social Defense of Castep. 404
      The New Chicago Womanp. 413
      Cleansing the Cityp. 423
   The Battle for Chicagop. 435
      Politics "Ain't Bean Bag"p. 435
      Why the Ward Boss Rulesp. 452
      Haymarketp. 468
      It's Harrison Againp. 482
   1893p. 488
      The Fairp. 488
      The "Gomorrah of the West"p. 505
      Stories of the Streets and of the Townp. 516
   After the Fairp. 533
      If Christ Came to Chicago!p. 533
      Regenerationp. 542
   Notesp. 555
   Bibliographyp. 639
   Acknowledgementsp. 683
   Indexp. 685