Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922

ISBN-10: 0226644243
ISBN-13: 9780226644240
Edition: 2003
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Description: This work explores the lives of immigrants in two iconic Polish neighbourhoods - the Back of the Yards and South Chicago. Through institutions such as churches and schools, the Poles were able to preserve their folk beliefs and family customs.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This work explores the lives of immigrants in two iconic Polish neighbourhoods - the Back of the Yards and South Chicago. Through institutions such as churches and schools, the Poles were able to preserve their folk beliefs and family customs.

Dominic Pacyga is an award-winning author or coauthor of several books, including Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922 and Chicago: A Biography. He is the 2014 Mieczyslaw Haiman Award winner for exceptional and sustained contribution to the study of Polish-Americans. Pacyga teaches in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction
Poland, Chicago, and the New Economic System
Working and Living in Packingtown: Back of the Yards, 1890-1914
Working and Living in Steel City: South Chicago, 1890-1914
Remaking the Polish Village: The Communal Response
Defending the Polish Village: The Extracommunal Response
Years of Crisis, 1918-1922
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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