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 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.


ISBN 9780738531861
Genre HISTORY / United States / General
Format Paperback
Pages 128
Publisher Date 2003-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Arcadia Pub
Copyright Year 2003
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.65 lb
Language English
Series Name Images of America
Audience General/trade
Authors Peterson, Paul M.
Dimensions 9x6.5x0.5

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