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WGBH Forum Network; Boston Italians, The

05/01/2007

The Boston Italians Steve Puleo, historian Steve Puleo, athor of The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day describes his research and experience of Italian immigration to Boston. Early Italian immigrants to Boston recreated their own neighborhoods in Boston' North End, and battled poverty and discrimination. Drawing from primary documents, oral histories, and his own family background, Puleo examines the lives and accomplishments of Boston's Italians, both historically and today. Steve Puleo is also the author of Dark Tide, the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Boston Italians, The
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3480

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THE BOSTON ITALIANS STEVE PULEO, HISTORIAN

STEVE PULEO, ATHOR OF THE BOSTON ITALIANS: A STORY OF PRIDE PERSEVERANCE, AND PAESANI, FROM THE YEARS OF THE GREAT IMMIGRATION TO THE PRESENT DAY DESCRIBES HIS RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE OF ITALIAN IMMIGRATION TO BOSTON. EARLY ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS TO BOSTON RECREATED THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS IN BOSTON' NORTH END, AND BATTLED POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION. DRAWING FROM PRIMARY DOCUMENTS, ORAL HISTORIES, AND HIS OWN FAMILY BACKGROUND, PULEO EXAMINES THE LIVES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF BOSTON'S ITALIANS, BOTH HISTORICALLY AND TODAY. STEVE PULEO IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF DARK TIDE, THE GREAT BOSTON MOLASSES FLOOD OF 1919.

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