Individual Author Record
Name: Bessie Louise PiercePen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionProfessor of History, University of Chicago
Biographical and Professional InformationBessie 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.
*''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