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Italians of Fort William’s East End 1907-1969
Roy Piovesana (2011)

In Italians of Fort William’s East End 1907-1969, the reader is pulled into the victories, defeats, and trials of life for new immigrants to this area during the early to mid 20th century. Facts blend with community and personal stories in such a way as to showcase the successes and struggles that faced so many newcomers to this area. During this time period, the Thunder Bay region experienced a huge influx of immigration and expansion of its cultural make-up. This influx was not always easy and certainly had its rocky moments, which this book illustrates with a precise sense of historical fact and empathy.

-Jesse Roberts