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Irish Chicago (Images of America: Illinois)

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The history of the Irish in Chicago goes back to the days when the city was little more than an outpost on the prairie shores of Lake Michigan. Drawn by opportunities in the growing frontier town, Irish men and women who were fleeing economic hardship and famine in Ireland were quick to make their mark on Chicago's political, religious, and economic life. The unique positi ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 19th 2003 by Arcadia Publishing
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Aug 07, 2015 Autumn rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful little book of historical photos of the Irish in Chicago. Some people included are famous and most are regular folks. Since this is part of my history and heritage, I find this a touching and wonderfully sentimental book. The contents are: The Early Years, Family Life, Irish Catholicism, Music & Dance, The Mayors, Occupations & Professions, Arts & Culture, To Serve & Protect, Parish Neighborhood & Community, and St. Patrick's Day. All photos that are incl ...more
Jul 06, 2010 Corinne rated it really liked it
A sweet little book on Irish Chicago. The book is more photo heavy than information heavy, but still offers a lot of insight on the culture.

For those more interested in content I would recommend you read The Irish in Chicago by Lawrence J McCaffrey alongside this book to get a wider spectrum.
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