Swedish Chicago (Paperback)
 

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Swedish Chicago (Paperback)

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    At the turn of the 20th century, Chicago was home to the largest Swedish population of any city in the world outside of Stockholm. In the 1920s, Sweden experienced an economic depression and population growth that sparked another rush of Swedish immigr......more

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At the turn of the 20th century, Chicago was home to the largest Swedish population of any city in the world outside of Stockholm. In the 1920s, Sweden experienced an economic depression and population growth that sparked another rush of Swedish immigration to America and Chicago, where they settled in large numbers in Andersonville and North Park. Chicago has been home to many famous and influential Swedes, including writers Carl Sandburg and Nelson Algren, and builder and developer Andrew Lanquist, who gave us both Wrigley Field and the Wrigley Building. Tour Chicago's Swedish heritage, from the great waves of migration to the present day, through vintage photographs in Swedish Chicago.

Author:
Peterson, Paul M.
Series Title:
Images of America
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
128
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Pub
Publish Date:
11/01/2003
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9780738531861
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.65 lb
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