Carl Smith

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General Information

Name: Carl Smith

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born:


Website: http://www.carlsmith.northwestern.edu/

Email: cjsmith@northwestern.edu

Illinois Connection

Smith is a professor at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. In collaboration with Academic and Research Technologies at Northwestern and the Chicago History Museum, he is author/curator of two major online exhibitions, The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory and The Dramas of Haymarket. He is one of the founders of the Program in American Studies at Northwestern, which he has served multiple times as director or associate director. In 1994 he was named Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern.

Published Works

  • Chicago and the American Literary Imagination 1880-1920, University of Chicago Press, 1984
  • Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman, University of Chicago Press, 1996
  • The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, University of Chicago Press, 2006
  • City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 2013

Titles at Your Library

Chicago and the American Literary Imagination, 1880-1920

ISBN: 0226763722
Release Date: 1984-03

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Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman

ISBN: 0226764176
Release Date: 1996-06-01

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The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (Chicago Visions and Revisions)

ISBN: 0226764710
Release Date: 2006-08-15

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City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

ISBN: 022615159X
Release Date: 2014-04-08

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Literary Awards

Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman,

  • Best Book in North American Urban History by the Urban History Association

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

  • Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book in American Planning History by the Society for American City and Regional Planning History
  • One Book, One Chicago Fall 2009 by the Chicago Public Library

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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