Bessie Louise Pierce

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General Information

Name: Bessie Louise Pierce

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: April 20, 1888

Died: October 3, 1974

Place of Birth: Michigan



Illinois Connection

Professor of History, University of Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Bessie Pierce devoted 44 of her 86 years to writing a history of Chicago. A native of rural Michigan, she earned degrees at the University of Iowa, and then taught there. In 1929 pierce was recruited by the University of Chicago to examine the city from the standpoints of all the major social-science disciplines, including historyand to write the volumes.

Published Works

  • As Others See Chicago, Impressions of Visitors 1673-1933, University of Chicago Press, 1933
  • A History of Chicago, The Beginning of a City 1673-1848, Volume I, University of Chicago Press, 1937
  • A History of Chicago, From Town to City, 1848-1871, Volume II, University of Chicago Press, 1940
  • A History of Chicago, The Rise of a Modern City, 1871-1893, Volume III, University of Chicago Press, 1957

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

As Others See Chicago

ISBN: 140675305X
Release Date: 2007-03-15

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A History of Chicago, Volume I: The Beginning of a City 1673-1848

ISBN: 0226668398
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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A History of Chicago, Volume II: From Town to City 1848-1871

ISBN: 0226668401
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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A History of Chicago, Volume III: The Rise of a Modern City, 1871-1893

ISBN: 0226668428
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Literary Awards

Distinguished Service Award in 1959 for the three volume History of Chicago series.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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