Ethnic Chicago: A Multicultural Portrait / Edition 4

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This award-winning study of ethnic life in Chicago richly details the various peoples and ethnic institutions in America's heartland city. This newly revised and expanded edition also includes chapters on African-American migration, Chatham, Latino Chicago, the Chinese in Chicago, Asian Indians, Korean-Americans, the new entrepreneurial immigrants, and the Swedes. There is also a new six-chapter section that examines saloons, sports, crime, churches, neighborhoods, and cemeteries.
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Editorial Reviews

Illinois Historical Journal
A greatly expanded and improved edition of a work essential to the study of the region and highly important to the study of the American nation.
Michigan Historical Review
A fine updating, revision, and expansion of a classic in ethnic history.
A study of ethnic life in the city, detailing the process of adjustment, cultural survival, and ethnic identification among groups such as the Irish, Ukrainians, African Americans, Asian Indians, and Swedes. New to this edition is a six-chapter section that examines ethnic institutions including saloons, sports, crime, churches, neighborhoods, and cemeteries. Includes b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802870537
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: 43137 William B Eerdmans
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 639
  • Sales rank: 1,532,964
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethnic Life in Chicago 1
1 The Founding Fathers: The Absorption of French-Indian Chicago, 1816-1837 17
2 Irish Chicago: Church, Homeland, Politics, and Class - The Shaping of an Ethnic Group, 1870-1900 57
3 German American Ethnic and Cultural Identity from 1890 Onward 93
4 A Community Created: Chicago Swedes, 1880-1950 110
5 The Jews of Chicago: From Shtetl to Suburb 122
6 Polish Chicago: Survival through Solidarity 173
7 Ukrainian Chicago: The Making of a Nationality Group in America 199
8 Chicago's Italians: A Survey of the Ethnic Factor, 1850-1990 229
9 Greek Survival in Chicago 260
10 African-American Migration to Chicago 303
11 Chatham: An African-American Success Story 341
12 Latino Chicago 346
13 The Chinese in Chicago: The First One Hundred Years 378
14 Japanese Americans: Melting into the All-American Melting Pot 409
15 Asian Indians in Chicago: Growth and Change in a Model Minority 438
16 Koreans of Chicago: The New Entrepreneurial Immigrants 463
17 The Ethnic Saloon: A Public Melting Pot 503
18 Ethnic Sports 529
19 Ethnic Crime: The Organized Underworld of Early 20th Century Chicago 557
20 The Ethnic Church 574
21 Chicago's Ethnic Neighborhoods: The Myth of Stability and the Reality of Change 604
22 Ethnic Cemeteries: Underground Rites 618
Contributors 640
Index 643
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