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   Chicago Area Nationality Maps

Hull-House Residents, Hull-House Maps and Papers: A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, together with comments and essays on problems growing out of social conditions (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1895). The Hull-House Maps and Papers Nationality Maps illustrate the ethnic and racial diversity that existed in the neighborhood just east of Hull-House. Their color coding breaks down as follows: White = English Speaking (excluding Irish), Green = Irish, Dark Green = Greek, Green Stripes = Syrian, Purple = German, Purple Stripes = Dutch, Red = Russian, Red Stripes = Polish, Blue = Italian, Blue Stripes = Swiss, Brown = French, Brown Stripes = French Canadian, Orange = Chinese, Yellow Stripes = Scandanavian, and Black = Colored.


Charles J. Bushnell, Map No. 5 Stock Yard & Hyde Park District of Chicago, Showing Distribution of Foreign Population and Child Mortality in A.D. 1898 "Some Social Aspects of the Chicago Stock Yards: The Stock Yard Community at Chicago," American Journal of Sociology VII (November 1901); 296ff. (PDF 322 KB)

  Leonard Benedict, Ward Map of Chicago, Showing Locations of Foreigners Waifs of the Slums and Their Way Out (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1907): 47. The author has drawn onto a 1905 Chicago Ward map the general locations of the Polish, Bohemian, Italian, Negro, and Jewish communities. (PDF 207 KB)
  Sophonisaba P. Breckinridge and Edith Abbott, Map of a Portion of Polish District Near St. Stanislaus Church, Showing Crowing of Houses "Chicago Housing Conditions, IV: The West Side Revisited," American Journal of Sociology XVII, no. 1 (July 1911): n.p. (PDF 441 KB)
  Natalie Walker, Map Showing Density of Population in Greek and Italian District Near Hull House "Chicago Housing Conditions X: Greeks and Italians in the Neighborhood of Hull House," American Journal of Sociology XXI, no. 3 (November 1915): 288-289. In addition to providing information on population density, the author also marks the locations of neighorhood institutions in the Near West Side of Chicago. (PDF 180 KB)