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The New City
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Chicago is a new world in the making, where messy vitality clashes with orderly growth. Featuring Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper and the department store.
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Industry and labor in the late 1800s.


Chicago, the "New City."


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An enduring legacy of the World's Columbian Exposition was the statement it made about the future of city life - the possibility for something better than the squalid, overcrowded, polluted, largely unplanned industrial cities of the 19th century, where machines and factories seemed more important than the quality of human life.

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