Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book - The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930 (75 Greek immigrant names listed)



The book THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF THE GREEK IMMIGRANT IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:  1900-1930, author Alexander Rassogianis, was published in 2015.

Listed below you will find the 75 Greek immigrant names mentioned in the chapters of this book.

From the back cover:

Greek immigrants came to Chicago in droves in the early 1900s, and most of them made immediate contributions to the city.
Greek men grew up learning that they'd need to own and operate their own businesses to be successful. As a result, most of them were tough, individualistic and hard working.
The fact that they were raised in poor and remote mountain villages, where mere survival was considered an accomplishment, contributed to their character, personality, and individualism.
When a shop owner was asked why he was successful, he replied, “Just hard work-that's all. Nobody can move you, no matter how strong they are.”
He was among the Greeks who worked and struggled to open up their own businesses, with names like The Petropulos Range Co., the Collias and Menegas Restaurant, and Rusetos and Company Ice Cream. Other company names were based on Greek cities or mythological and historical characters.
Celebrate the history of a hardworking people, and learn lessons about business and life by studying The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930.

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PREFACE
George Rassogianis
Alex Rassogianis
Constantine Rassogianis
John Rassogianis

CHAPTER I - CONDITIONS IN THE HOMELAND BEFORE EMIGRATION AND EARLY STAGES OF SETTLEMENT IN CHICAGO
Captain Nicholas Peppas
Constantine Mitchell
Christos Chakonas
George Sedares
Peter Skizas
Samuel Mallason (Mallamis)

CHAPTER II - THE INTELLIGENCE AND PERCEPTION OF THE GREEKS AS A NECESSITY FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS
Rhallis Brothers
Pavlos
Galanis
Argentis
Rodocanakis
Fragoudis
Fakeris
George Nickolson
Petropulos
Collias
Menegas
Rusetos

CHAPTER III - THE NECESSITY OF EMPLOYMENT AS A MEANS OF ACQUIRING CAPITAL FOR BUSINESS
Chris Billions (Billionis)
Dimitri Kleoris
Dimitri Stratigakes
George Sedares
George Spelson (Spirotopoulos)
George Stoes

CHAPTER IV - A DESCRIPTION OF VARIOUS BUSINESSES OPERATED BY THE GREEKS IN CHICAGO
Peter Bell (Bambales)
Constantine Assimos
Mr. Daskalakis
Eleftherios Palalas
Panagiotis Hatziteres
Mr. De Mets
Gallanis Brothers
Meras
Kataras
Dr. Constantine Kalonzis
Spyros Bazanos
John Raklios
Andrew Chrones
Vassili Kotsones
George Tsiagouris
John Vasilopoulos
Peter Andreou
Mary Moraitis
Vassilli Vasilopoulos
Triphon Valos
James Coston
John Manta
Van Nomikos
Gregory brothers
Andrew Karzas
Alexander Pantages
Charles Skouras
George Skouras
Spyros Skouras
Rhegas Brothers
Panagiotes Domigeles
George Nickolson

CHAPTER V - PREJUDICIAL SENTIMENT DISPLAYED TOWARD THE GREEK BUSINESSMEN AND THEIR COMMUNITY
Agamemnon Panagakis
George Douros
Fotios Papakostas
Angelos Geokaris
George Stamatides
Theodore Economakes
Pantelis Rousetos
James Floros
Haralambos Bratsolias
George Bougioukos
Dimitri Bartsakis
George Spelson (Spirotopoulos)
Nicholas Ellis
Thomas Spear (Spiropoulos)
Peter Voltes

CHAPTER VI - CONCLUSIONS



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