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Another City upon a Hill
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This gripping memoir is both a personal story and a portrait of a distinctive New England place--Fall River, Massachusetts, once the cotton cloth capital of America. Growing up, Joseph Conforti's world was defined by rolling hills, granite mills, and forests of triple-deckers. Conforti, whose mother was Portuguese and whose father was Italian, recounts how he negotiated those identities in a city where ethnic heritage mattered. Paralleling his own account, Conforti shares the story of his family, three generations of Portuguese and Italians who made their way in this once-mighty textile city.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-11
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1 | Spindle City
  2. pp. 7-29
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  1. 2 | Family Migrations
  2. pp. 30-52
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  1. 3 | Street and Tenement
  2. pp. 53-75
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  1. 4 | “Up the Flint”
  2. pp. 76-101
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  1. 5 | Faith
  2. pp. 102-124
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. A-H
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  1. 6 | Aspirations
  2. pp. 125-151
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  1. 7 | Native Ground, Again
  2. pp. 152-172
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  1. 8 | Leaving
  2. pp. 173-192
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 193-197
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  1. A Note on Sources
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-202
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