The book is a companion piece to the Lost German Chicago exhibition debuting in the newly created DANK-Haus German American Cultural Center museum, located in what is still known today as the German town of the north side of Chicago. Entrusted as the caretaker of many archives, artifacts, and historical documents from many now defunct German organizations, the DANK-Haus German American Cultural Center has been committed to preserving history, traditions, and contributions of Germans and German Americans for over 50 years.
Chicago, Illinois, is the largest city on the Great Lakes. The Haymarket Square Riot was a confrontation in Chicago that followed a peaceful labor demonstration in 1886 during which several people died. Prohibition was the social experiment in the abolition of the human consumption of intoxicating alcohol between 1919 and 1933.