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Adams Street Looking North (1893)
Arnold, The Court of Honor at the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893)
Boosterism on the Prairie
Burnham and the Philippines
Chicago in Ruins (1871)
Committee on the Plan of Chicago (ca. 1908)
Additional Web Resources
Connecting the Windy City. “Chicago Boosterism--1908.”
Occidental College. “American Frontiers: California as Western Destination.”
Abbott, Carl. Boosters and Businessmen: Popular Economic Thought and Urban Growth in the Antebellum Middle West. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.
Dye, Victoria E. All Aboard for Santa Fe: Railway Promotion of the Southwest, 1890s to 1930s. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Gold, John R. and Stephen V. Ward. Place Promotion: The Use of Publicity and Marketing to Sell Towns and Regions. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
Mahoney, Timothy R. and Wendy J. Katz, ed. Regionalism and the Humanities. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
Naylor, Elaine. Frontier Boosters: Port Townshend and the Culture of Development in the American West. Montreal and Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.
Ward, Stephen V. Selling Places: The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities, 1850-2000. London: E & FN Spon; New York: Routledge, 1998.
Wrobel, David M. Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory and the Creation of the American West. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002.