Book — 103 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 19 cm.
"Czech Chicago is an overview of the history of the Czech community in the "Windy city", which swelled from several thosands 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 Chciago and presents the topic to a broader public."--Page 94.
This book consists of two parts. The core is the translation of the John Winthrop's History of New England, a kind of diary covering the first decade (1630-1639) of the Puritan settlement on the American continent. The other part consists of seven chapters covering the broader context of Winthrop's writing and is focused on several features of the Puritan story from a revisionist perspective.