Carson, E. T., & Bonk, M. (1999). Chicago Fire of 1871. Gale Encylopedia of U.S. Economic History. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library database.
This source was found using the Llibrary Resource of Gale Virtual Reference Library at Belleville West. The authors' credibility is ligitimate, and the journal is strictly informative with factual information for the high school and above intelligence levels.
Horner, H. (1974). Illinois: A Discriptive and Historical Guide (Rev. ed.) (H. Hansen, Ed.). Hastings House.
The original author was the Governor of the State of Illinois. This book has many topics on the history of Illinois, including the Chicago fire of 1871. The purpose of the book is to inform the readers, which were meant to be an audience of at least high school age and above. This work has been a source of clear and hard factual information on my topic.
Hurley, M. J., & Mitcham, C. (2005). Fire. Fire, 2nd, 768-771. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library database.
This section is all about fire, what it is, what it does, and how it was capapble of devouring a massive city like Chicago in the year of 1871. This journal provided me with the information to explain how the fire was fueled, spread, and nearly unstoppable. The authors are scientists, giving them credibility, and intended this book for the general audience at a high school and above reading capability
Leuchtenburg, W. E. (1977). The Life History of the United States: The Age of Change (Vol. 12). Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books.
This book held valuable information that lined up with all of my other sources. It was about great changes in the United States from as far back as 1945. The author held the DeWitt Clinton Chair of History at Columbia University and is considered a highly credible source of information.
Marx, C. (2004). The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Rosen Publishing Group.
Examines the devastation, causes, and aftermath of the 1871 fire that...