Little Village has been known by several names over the past 140 years, but its rich
culture and history have never been forgotten. Situated on Chicago's southwest
side, Little Village has gone from real estate promoters Millard and Decker's affluent
"suburb" Lawndale to one of the largest Bohemian enclaves in the United States.
This vibrant neighborhood is known today as the largest Mexican community in the
state of Illinois. Little Village has almost always been a working-class immigrant
neighborhood filled with hardworking men and woman who want their piece of the
American dream. From residents such as the martyred world's fair mayor Anton
Cermak to the typical immigrant family next door, these strong-willed people have
made their mark on Chicago and the rest of the New World. The author's
connection to Little Village spans nearly three-quarters of a century with his father's
and mother's families residing within the community.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.
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