史地类纪录片,PBS 频道 2003 年出品,是 PBS American Experience 系列其中之一。


  • 中文片名 :芝加哥: 世纪之城
  • 中文系列名:PBS 美国印象系列
  • 英文片名 :Chicago: City of the Century
  • 英文系列名:PBS American Experience
  • 电视台 :PBS
  • 地区 :美国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 版本 :DVD
  • 发行时间 :2003

Once a swampy, remote outpost of fur traders and Native Americans, Chicago rose to become the CITY OF THE CENTURY. The film chronicles its transformation into the quintessential 19th-century metropolis, amid political struggles, labor unrest, and racial conflicts. Tour the city from every angle, from distinctive architecture and dramatic skyline to conversations with eminent and ordinary Chicagoans, in this rich saga of the Windy City.

Chicago’s location at the end of a canal that links the Mississippi to New York makes it attractive to Yankee speculators as well as Irish canal diggers. In just a few decades, the remote fur trading post explodes into the metropolis of the West. Not even the great fire of 1871 can slow the city’s development.

From the railroads to Marshall Field’s department store to Cyrus McCormick’s reaper factory to the stockyards, workers struggle for their share of a new industrial capitalism. The Haymarket Affair becomes the most sensational labor incident of the 19th century.

Chicago develops the world’s first skyscraper downtown, with a unique American architectural style. In its shadows are gambling, prostitution, corruption, poverty, and disease. In 1893 Chicago’s business elite hosts a World’s Fair, proudly showing 27 million visitors a glistening, sanitized, city of the future.




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