Our member Martin Nekola, Ph.D. – scholar focused on Czechs in the USA and the Cold War Exile has published the book České Chicago (Czech Chicago) in Prague. It is an overview of the history of the Czech community in the „Windy city“, which swelled from several thousands in the 1870s to more than 120,000 after World War I. Czech compatriots maintained a rich cultural and social life and close relations with the old homeland in the heart of Europe. The book also enumerates companies, periodicals, associations and personalities from the famous past of Czech Chicago and presents the topic to a broader public.
Dr. Nekola is coming to the USA for research and lecture tour. You can attend his lectures on the following dates:
- September 25: University of New Orleans
- September 28: University of Wisconsin-Madison
- October 2: University of Chicago
- October 4: Saint Louis University