Greeks in Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)
Greeks in Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Greeks in Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Michael George Davros

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ISBN-13: 9780738561714
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,224,895
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Migration and Immigration 11

2 The Early Years 17

3 Family Life 27

4 Business and Work 35

5 Tradition and Community 53

6 The Churches 67

7 Social and Fraternal Organizations 83

8 Arts, Culture, and Recreation 93

9 Notable Greeks in Chicago 109

10 Presrvation and the Backward Glance to the Homeland 121

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Greeks in Chicago" includes some wonderful photographs, however, many of the captions include inaccurate information. I can only clarify information on my own family, though there are others. For example, captions for the photographs I submitted depicting my grandfather, James Lalagos and his businesses, are incorrect. His businesses were called Acropolis Tavern and Restaurant, and J. Lalagos and Sons Grocery. On page 32, the caption for the photo of the entire family is entirely incorrect. James and Mary Lalagos were married in 1930 and had seven children. This is the only known photo of the entire family. James is pictured at far right and Mary is fourth from right. The photo was taken at the Acropolis Tavern and Restaurant on the occasion of the couple's 25th wedding anniversary. It's unfortunate that the book is laden with so many errors, as it could have been a very lovely keepsake and reference to community history. Maria A. Karamitsos