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.My unhappiness and embarrassment over teaching the fourth grade at Espirito Santo came to a head in February 1968, a month after the ... Each teacher was assigned a month to decorate the bulletin board in the entrance foyer of the school. ... Even though I had relegated my patriotism to the antiwar, countercultural slagheap of the late sixties, I hypocritically accepted the suggestion as a good idea.
|Title||:||Another City Upon a Hill|
|Author||:||Joseph A. Conforti|
|Publisher||:||UPNE - 2013-07-31|