Italians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969

May 15, 2011|
Italians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969 by Roy Piovesana
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For Italian immigrants to willingly settle in an isolated northwestern Ontario city like Fort William took courage and resourcefulness. Here, the winters were long and at times severe, and their neighbourhood lacked the amenities of other city districts. Small wonder that so many endured long separations from their familiies with the hope that eventually they would return to Italy. Once the decision was made to make Fort William's East End home, they demonstrated a remarkable capacity for collective action to offset economic and social insecurities. Their stories draw admiration from a later generation who must credit them with raising families and creating institutions which have become so important to the lives of others. For Italian immigrants, the East End is remembered with nostalgia rather than longing as a place where they began their new life in Canada or where they spent a happy childhood.
Title:Italians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:May 15, 2011
Publisher:Institute of Italian Studies – Lakehead University
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780973804218

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