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Charles Dickens lands in Boston, Massachusetts, to begin his lecture tour of the U.S. Later in that year he visits both Cairo and the Looking Glass Prairie near Lebanon, staying at the Mermaid Inn while there.

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PD in Your PJs: The Rise of Chicago

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 8 January 2021
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 1/25/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Export event

We haven't forgotten about our teachers! For the PD in Your PJs series, we invite you to come as you are, drink what you want, engage with the experts, and leave with 1.0 CPDU credits.

During the 1800s Chicago experienced a meteoric rise. Early in the century it was little more than a vulnerable fort. By the 1890s the metropolis boasted over one million inhabitants and formed the center of the continent’s beef, pork, grain, and lumber trade. Join Illinois and Midwest Studies Historian Jacob Friefeld for a brief talk about nineteenth-century Chicago followed by a discussion on strategies and resources for teaching about the city and inserting it within the broader history curriculum.

Free, advanced registration required. Save your seat here. (Your registration confirmation will contain your link and password. To ensure the safety of the meeting, please do not share this link with others. If you would like to invite friends, please direct them to our website:

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