We are pleased to announce Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican by Deborah E. Kanter is the winner of 2020 Hamlin Garland Prize from the Midwestern History Association.

The Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History honors a work of popular history about the Midwest that contributes to broader public reflection and appreciation of the region’s past.

From the website:

Chicago Católico is a notable and readable contribution to stories of religious history in the Midwest. Focusing on the region’s largest metropolis, this twentieth century story is an important monograph but also suitable for general readers. As Rust Belt populations have declined, it is Mexican people who have sustained many Catholic parishes through the twentieth century into the present. It is the second largest urban Mexican Catholic population in the U.S., thus making a case for the value of this study.”

The Hamlin Garland Prize was announced on Thursday, May 26, 2021 at the 2021 MHS virtual conference.

Congratulations Deborah!

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