Greeks in Chicago

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Greeks arrived in America with the expectation that freedom would permit their families to thrive and be successful. With hard work, belief in the Orthodox faith, and commitment to education, Greeks ascended in Chicago, and America, to positions of responsibility and success. Today Greek Americans are among the wealthiest and most successful of immigrant groups. Greeks recognized a historical imperative that they meet the challenges and aspirations of a classical Hellenic heritage. Greeks in Chicago celebrates the rich history of the Greek community through copious pictorial documentation.
ISBN: 9780738561714
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael George Davros, Ph.D., was born in Chicago, worked with his parents in their grocery stores, and received his doctorate in American literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been active in many Greek American organizations, including the church and scholarship foundations, particularly the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association at the local and national levels. Davros teaches in the English department and in the honors program at Northeastern Illinois University and lectures nationally on African American, ethnic, and classical literature.
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