Immigrants on the Hill: Italian-Americans in St. Louis, 1882-1982

Immigrants on the Hill: Italian-Americans in St. Louis, 1882-1982

by Gary Ross Mormino


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In Immigrants on the Hill, Gary Mormino traces the Hill’s evolution from its roots in Lombardy and Sicily to contemporary times, focusing on those institutions that have sustained and nurtured the community. He reveals how, in work, play, religion, politics, and even bootlegging, Hill Italian-Americans have consistently encouraged ethnic pride, working-class solidarity, and family honor. His study, now with a new preface, shows why this ethnic enclave has garnered national attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826214058
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 04/30/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Ross Mormino is Duckwall Professor of History at the University of South Florida. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Editionix
1.The Mound City11
2.Lombard Roots: "The More You Leave, the More Sentimental You Get"28
3.The Formation of a Community, 1900-193056
4.Making It in St. Louis: Work and Community88
5.A Still on the Hill: Prohibition and Cottage Industry125
6.The Church148
7.A Political Coming of Age172
8.The Playing Fields of St. Louis195
9.Over Here: A Neighborhood Survives the War, 1941-45212
Epilogue: The Salvation of a Community, 1945-82233
A Note on Sources259

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