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Since 1850, Chicago has felt the benefits of a vital Italian presence. These immigrants formed much of the unskilled workforce employed to build up this and many other major U.S. cities. From often meager and humble beginnings, Italians built and congregated in neighborhoods that came to define the Chicago landscape. Post-World War II development threatened this communal lifestyle, and subsequent generations of Italian Americans have been forced to face new challenges to retain their ethnic heritage and identity in a changing world. With the city's support, they are succeeding.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Making of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Author Dominic Candeloro is a professor, historian, and the executive director of the American Italian Historical Association. His extensive research on Chicago's Italian-American community and delightful historic images create a timeless record of this unique culture and its impact on the heart of the Midwest.