Skip to content Skip to navigation
2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference | Offsite Clinics

Chicago: The Exceptional City

Thu Nov 29 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join Adams State University Professors Rich Loosbrock and Nick Saenz on a tour of Chicago as we explore the concept of American exceptionalism as it relates to the Second City. The tour will make several stops, including one for lunch (on your own). The trip will include places such as the 1893 Columbian Exposition site, Union Station, the University of Chicago, Hull House, Soldier Field, and Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the White Sox. This tour will use time on the bus to explain the concept of American exceptionalism as it emerged in 1893 with two key events: the Columbian Exposition and Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis. The tour will take in many sites around Chicago via bus and the running narrative will cover various aspects of Chicago history, but three themes will be emphasized: The 1893 Exposition and Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis; Chicago as Gateway to the West, and Chicago and American Sports.

Fee: $30 for members and nonmembers
Presenters: 
Rich Loosbrock, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO; Nick Saenz, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
Share