Author Events, Chicago, History, Sociology

Pacyga discusses immigrant movements on WBEZ

jacket imageYesterday, Dominic A. Pacyga appeared on WBEZ radio’s Eight Forty-Eight program to give his perspective on this week’s immigrant rally and how it compares to past immigrant movements in Chicago. Pacyga, an expert on immigrant and labor history, is author of Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922. This book explores the lives of immigrants in two iconic South Side Polish neighborhoods—the Back of the Yards and South Chicago—and the stockyards and steel mills in which they made their living.
Listen to an audio file of the program by scrolling down to May 2, 2006.