Italians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969 by Roy PiovesanaItalians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969 by Roy Piovesana

Italians of Fort William's East End 1907-1969

byRoy Piovesana

Paperback | May 15, 2011

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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 1907-1969Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2011Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0973804211

ISBN - 13:9780973804218