Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs (Images of America Series)

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From dancing at Hanley's House of Happiness to raising pints at Kelly's Pub on St. Patrick's Day, the history of the Irish community in Chicago is told through stories of its gathering places. Families are drawn to the pub after Sunday church, in the midst of sporting events, following funerals, and during weddings. In good times and bad, the pub has been a source of comfort, instruction, and joy--a constant in a changing world. Based on interviews with tavern owners, musicians, bartenders, and scholars, ...
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From dancing at Hanley's House of Happiness to raising pints at Kelly's Pub on St. Patrick's Day, the history of the Irish community in Chicago is told through stories of its gathering places. Families are drawn to the pub after Sunday church, in the midst of sporting events, following funerals, and during weddings. In good times and bad, the pub has been a source of comfort, instruction, and joy--a constant in a changing world. Based on interviews with tavern owners, musicians, bartenders, and scholars, Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs explores the way the Irish pub defines its block, its neighborhood, and its city.
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The Irish had a presence in Chicago even before the city was incorporated in 1837. By the late 19th century, this feisty immigrant community had established pubs and restaurants in several Windy City neighborhoods. This Images of America pictorial pays tribute to those gathering spots, which have provided comfort, companionship, and support, as well as a cooling glass of ale. (Hand-selling tip: Each year, the Chicago Museum's annual St. Patrick's Day Irish bar crawls are well-attended by residents and visitors alike.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738583914
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,364,283
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Mike Danahey is a reporter for the Sun-Times Media Group based in Chicago's northwest suburbs. His work has appeared in the Irish American News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Elgin Courier-News.
Allison Hantschel is the author of It Doesn't End With Us: The Story of the Daily Cardinal, and editor of Special Plans: The Blogs on Douglas Feith and the Faulty Intelligence that Led to War. Their years in newspapers have given them ample appreciation for a bartender who can pour a good pint.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Irish Pubs and the Birth of the City 9

2 Politics and the Pub 21

3 Tales from Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs 33

4 The Pub as Immigrant Experience 69

5 Music and the Pub 85

6 The Modern Irish Pub 105

7 Finding Your Local 115

8 The Perfect Pint, the Parting Glass 123

Online Resources 127

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