Forgotten Stories of Chicago's Italian Women Detailed in New Boo

Nov 08, 2013 1852

Italian women — and their impact on more than 100 years of Chicago history — are the subject of a new book written and researched largely by Chicago residents.

In the introduction to "Italian Women in Chicago," editor Dominic Candeloro states the book has been compiled in an attempt to "write" the wrongs of history with regards to Italian women's contributions towards the city's growth.

Candeloro and several others began research for the book after noticing the lack of research focused specifically on Italian women in Chicago.

"It looks at all kinds of women who contributed to the making of Chicago industry," said Gloria Nardini, another of the book's editors. "We forgot in the first place because history has been written largely by men."

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