Korean Americans in Chicago

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Koreans first began to immigrate to Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. Drawn to the Windy City in search of a better life for themselves and their families, Korean Americans quickly began to establish what has become a thriving community that remains active and distinct. For the past 100 years, the Korean American community has contributed greatly to the growth and development of the Chicago metropolitan area-politically, culturally, and socially. In this book Korean Americans in Chicago celebrate these contributions with over 200 photographs that detail the various aspects of life within the community.
ISBN: 9780738531878
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Together with the Korean American Association of Chicago (KAAC), author Kyu Young Park presents the rich history of Chicago's Korean community and its many offerings. Dr. Park is the vice president of the KAAC as well as the coordinator of Asian Programs and director of the Korean Institute at Northeastern Illinois University.
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