The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire

 

Juliette Kinzie is one of Chicago’s forgotten founders. Early Chicago is often presented as “a man’s city,” but women like Juliette worked to create an urban and urbane world, often within their own parlors. Author and North Central College history professor Ann Durkin Keating offers the opportunity to experience the rise of Chicago from the view of one of its most important founding mothers.