Italians in Chicago

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The stories of Chicago's Italian communities are an important part of the rich and diverse mosaic of Chicago history. As a rail center, an industrial center, and America's fastest growing major city, Chicago offered opportunities for immigrants from all nations. Italians in Chicago presents an intriguing narrative record of the earliest beginnings of Italian communities in the city, going back to the 1850s. It explores the lives of ten significant members of the Chicago Italian-American community. This book is a collaborative, cumulative effort, and gives glimpses and echoes of what occurred in the Italian-American past in Chicago. Including vintage images and tales of such individuals as Father Armando Pierini, Anthony Scariano, and Joe Bruno, and groups such as the Aragona Club and the Maria Santissima Lauretana Society, this collection uncovers the challenges and triumphs of these Italian immigrants.
ISBN: 9780738508467
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Voices of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Dominic Candeloro is a former professor of history and a writer. He is a strong advocate for the preservation of the rich heritage of Chicago's Italian community. Mr. Candeloro has served as the president of both Chicago's Italian Cultural Center and the American Italian Historical Association. He is currently the Executive Director of AIHA.
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