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Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922. With a new Preface by the Author.

By: Pacyga, Dominic A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2003

Seller ID: 644243

ISBN: 0226644243

Condition: 322 pages, 6 x 9, 28 halftones, paperback, University of Chicago Press


How did working-class immigrants from Poland create new communities in Chicago during the industrial age? This book explores the lives of immigrants in two iconic South Side Polish neighborhoods--the Back of the Yards and South Chicago--and the stockyards and steel mills in which they made their living. Pacyga shows how Poles forged communities on the South Side in an attempt to preserve the customs of their homeland; how through the development of churches, the building... View more info