Boston Italians A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day

ISBN-10: 0807050377

ISBN-13: 9780807050378

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Puleo
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Description: The first history of the Boston Italians and how they transformed themselves and their city A Boston Globe Bestseller In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the cramped quarters of the North End. Focusing on this first and crucial Italian enclave in Boston, Puleo describes the experience of Italian immigrants as they battled poverty, illiteracy, and prejudice; explains their transformation into Italian Americans during the Depression and World War II; and chronicles their rich history in Boston up to the present day. "As you flip the pages of The Boston Italians, you can practically smell the sauce simmering on the stove. Its not a dull history lesson but a narrative underdog tale of what Puleo calls the real story of those early southern Italian immigrants." -Dana Barbuto, Patriot Ledger

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Stephen Puleois author of theBoston Globebest sellerThe Boston Italiansand the critically acclaimedDark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor toAmerican Historymagazine, he holds a master's degree in history and wrote his thesis on Italian immigration and the settlement of Boston's North End. He donates a portion of his book proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (Type 1) diabetes research. He and his wife, Kate, live in Weymouth, Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition.

Introduction
George Scigliano, James Donnaruma, and the Battle for North Square
Why They Came
Arrival, Settlement, Discrimination
War, Anarchists, Assimilation
Becoming Americans: The Great Depression and World War II
The Greater Boston Italians
Boston Italians as Leaders: Emergence and Accomplishment
Epilogue: Today
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic Essay
Index
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