Herbert J. Gans
Free Press, New York, 1982; originally published 1962, English
Nonfiction, General
8.3 x 5.3 inches, paperback, 480 pages
ISBN: 9780029112403
Suggested Retail Price: $28.99

A look at the tight-knit communities of Italian Americans in urban environments from Boston to Philadelphia.

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Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

I read this book preparing for a project I did about Boston’s West End, and came to understand how the stories of greedy people in positions of power have been used to dismiss and devalue the homes and lifestyle of mutual help in immigrant and working-poor communities.

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