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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Milton Fasiang  

Pen Name: Robert M. Fasiang

Genre: History

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1927 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Robert Milton Fasiang on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Fasiang was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Whiting, Indiana at age three. He moved to Calumet City, Illinois, 25 years later. After 52 years he moved (2008) to his current home in Crete, Illinois. He attended Indiana University for three years and graduated with a B. S. in Accounting from the Walton School of Commerce in Chicago. His book is entitled ''Slovaks of Chicagoland. ''

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Fasiang was born in Chicago, the son of Slovak immigrants. He was in the U.S. Army for two years and an accountant in Chicago area for 40 years.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Slovaks of Chicagoland (Images of America)
ISBN: 1467111791

Arcadia Publishing. 2014

The story of Slovak Americans in Chicagoland is a tale of the American dream. In a few short years, emigrants from Slovakia with little to their names came to the United States and succeeded beyond their highest hopes. This fascinating story of “rags to riches” has been documented in historical photographs in Images of America: Slovaks of Chicagoland. Many Slovaks came to America with few assets, no more than a sixth-grade education, and no knowledge of the English language. They went to school and became naturalized citizens. Many took menial jobs in stockyards, steel mills, and oil refineries. They saved their money and opened grocery stores, banks, construction firms, and other businesses. Slovaks built beautiful churches, quality schools, and recreational facilities. They raised their families to be proud Americans and incorporated traditions from Slovakia into their daily lives, including the important role of religion.

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