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General Information

Name:  Dominic Lawrence Candeloro  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;


-- Dominic Lawrence Candeloro on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Dominic lives in the Chicago land area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dominic Candeloro is a former professor of History and the past president and executive director of the American Italian Historical Association. Currently he is the curator at the Florence Roselli Library at Casa Italia in Stone Park, Il.

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Titles At Your Library

Chicago Heights Revisited (Images of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 0738501298

Arcadia Publishing (SC). 2000

This is the long-awaited second volume on Chicago Heights in the Images of America series. Chicago Heights Revisited expands on the popular first volume, as the authors cover the period from 1930-1970 in greater detail. What emerges from this wonderful collection of images is a multi-layered portrait of a lively city striving as one to assist in a World War II Allied victory, even while supporting a large spectrum of differing religious,
social, and ethnic institutions. When residents remember Chicago Heights, they remember downtown. Images of the Liberty Restaurant, Nick Guzzino’s Barbershop, and Rau’s Toyland will evoke fond memories for past and present Chicago Heights residents. The various industries of the city are captured in historic photographs, reminding us all of the hard working residents that created the thriving community of Chicago Heights. Images of the World War II era capture the contributions that the people of Chicago Heights made for their nation and community.

Chicago Heights (IL) (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738532061

Arcadia Publishing. 2004

Chicago Heights is a multicultural tableau, depicting the story of nineteenth-century pioneers and twentieth-century workers who built one of the most vibrant of the small, industrial cities of the Midwest. The exciting collection featured here is a result of an intensive city-wide campaign to identify the very best photographs of old Chicago Heights.

About half came from the extensive collections of the Public Library and the Historical Society, while the rest were borrowed from local residents. This fascinating compilation features various past and present residents of Chicago Heights, a look at its diverse ethnic groups and religious denominations, and glimpses of old downtown buildings that no longer exist. The city’s church groups, ethnic clubs, businesses, factories, and transportation facilities are all pictured here. Along with detailed captions, Chicago Heights offers the rare chance to experience the history of old Chicago Heights, bringing its exciting past alive again.

Chicago Heights: At the Crossroads of the Nation (Making of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 0738524700

Arcadia Publishing. 2004

The history of Chicago Heights mirrors the growth and struggles of the entire nation. From determined settlers to visionary industrialists, from the power of rail to the vast intercontinental highway system, this Illinois city of hard workers and dynamic ethnic groups persevered through overwhelming obstacles to claim its place at the center of the Industrial Revolution.

Italians in New Orleans (LA) (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738516929

Arcadia Publishing. 2004

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders, and diplomats. Sadly, in 1891, 11 members of the large Sicilian settlement in New Orleans were victims of the largest mass lynching in American history. However, by 1910, the city’s French Quarter was a “Little Palermo” with Italian entrepreneur, laborers, and restauranteurs dominating the scene.

Italians in Chicago: 1945-2005 (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738583642

Arcadia Publishing. 2010

More than 25,000 Italian immigrants came to Chicago after 1945. The story of their exodus and reestablishment in Chicago touches on war torn Italy, the renewal of family and paesani connections, the bureaucratic challenges of the restrictive quota system, the energy and spirit of the new immigrants, and the opportunities and frustrations in American society. Drawn from scores of family albums, these intimate snapshots tell the story of the unique and universal saga of immigration, a core theme in American and Italian history.

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