Another City upon a Hill

Another City upon a Hill

A New England Memoir

Portuguese in the Americas Series

by Joseph A. Conforti

Published by: Tagus Press

216 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.70 in, 10 illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9781933227566
  • Published: September 2013



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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.