Taylor Street: Chicago's Little Italy, Illinois (Images of America Series)

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Chicago’s Near West Side was and is the city’s most famous Italian enclave, earning it the title of “Little Italy.” Italian immigrants came to Chicago as early as the 1850s, before the massive waves of immigration from 1874 to 1920. They settled in small pockets throughout the city, but ultimately the heaviest concentration was on or near Taylor Street, the main street of Chicago’s Little Italy. At one point a third of all Chicago’s Italian immigrants lived in the neighborhood. Some of their descendents remain, ...
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Chicago’s Near West Side was and is the city’s most famous Italian enclave, earning it the title of “Little Italy.” Italian immigrants came to Chicago as early as the 1850s, before the massive waves of immigration from 1874 to 1920. They settled in small pockets throughout the city, but ultimately the heaviest concentration was on or near Taylor Street, the main street of Chicago’s Little Italy. At one point a third of all Chicago’s Italian immigrants lived in the neighborhood. Some of their descendents remain, and although many have moved to the suburbs, their familial and emotional ties to the neighborhood cannot be broken. Taylor Street: Chicago’s Little Italy is a pictorial history from the late 19th century and early 20th century, from when Jane Addams and Mother Cabrini guided the Italians on the road to Americanization, through the area’s vibrant decades, and to its sad story of urban renewal in the 1960s and its rebirth 25 years later.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738551074
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/7/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 683,774
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Immigrant Journey: New Country, New Home, and New Life     9
Mama Mia: Family Ties     21
In America: Neighborhood and School     33
Pray for Us: The Importance of the Church     53
An Honest Day's Work: Pride in a Job Well Done     73
The Other Taylor Street: Tri-Taylor     85
Double-Edged Sword: Urban Renewal     99
Surviving, Thriving: Benvenuto, Again, to Little Italy     111
Bibliography     127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2008

    magnanimous

    um this book was awesome and kathy catrambone is amazing. i had a magnanimous time reading the book...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    what happened to the taylor st. families

    I lived at 2436 w. taylor in the 50's i saw none of the name's that lived their then so what happened?

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