Chicago history/culture with an Italian flair! There is something for everybody in this eclectic volume. Every reader will find a topic or a writer that s/he wants to know more about. Publication of Reconstructing Italians in Chicago is a major step toward making Chicago’s Italians the best documented (and best understood) in the nation. It is a gateway to both the academic and the personal exploration of Italians in Chicago, loaded with references that lead the reader to just about every source of information on the subject.
The editors have provided the reader with a marvelous and informative anthology detailing the Italian American experience in a major American city. The topic and author compilation have made this book a very comprehensive text. This book is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in Italian culture and the assimilation process of the Italian Americans.