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Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

Richard C. Lindberg


Chicago in the 1920s: Clark Street was the city’s last Swedetown, a narrow corridor of weather-beaten storefronts, coal yards, and taverns running along the north side of the city and the locus of Swedish community life in Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. It represented a way station for a generation of working-class immigrants escaping the hardships of the old country for the promise of a brighter new day in a halfway house of sorts, perched between the old and new lands. This book presents a captivating tale of life as a first-generation baby-boomer Swedish American, c ... More

Keywords: immigrant ancestors, Chicago, Clark Street, Swedetown, Swedish community, Swedish American, working-class immigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816646845
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard C. Lindberg, author