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Taylor Street: Chicago's Little Italy

Taylor Street: Chicago's Little Italy
$19.99

Take a tour of Taylor Street, the heart of Chicago's Little Italy, with local historian and journalist Kathy Catrambone. A must-have for fans of Italian-American history.


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. At one point a third of all Chicago's Italian immigrants lived in the neighborhood. Some of their descendants 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.

ISBN: 
9780738551074
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
February 7, 2007
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