Federal Hill, Rhode Island (Images of America Series)

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During the thirty-four year period from 1898 to 1932, more than fifty thousand Italian immigrants arrived at the port of Providence. The majority of them settled on Federal Hill, the three-hundred-acre land mass that stands high above Rhode Island's capital city. This remarkable photographic history of Federal Hill features images of the community from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, chronicling the arrival of immigrants from many countries over the years. Federal Hill is a rich community in many ways. Its ...
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Overview


During the thirty-four year period from 1898 to 1932, more than fifty thousand Italian immigrants arrived at the port of Providence. The majority of them settled on Federal Hill, the three-hundred-acre land mass that stands high above Rhode Island's capital city. This remarkable photographic history of Federal Hill features images of the community from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, chronicling the arrival of immigrants from many countries over the years. Federal Hill is a rich community in many ways. Its hardworking and tenacious settlers started out with a deep and abiding faith in God. Their numerous accomplishments are evidenced today in the many thriving family-owned businesses and stunning architectural achievements so prevalent in the downtown area. Many people from around the state enter Federal Hill through the welcoming pine-cone arch for seasonal festivals or a night on the town. The vitality and hospitality of this historic area are truly cherished by many in the modern era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535494
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,389,849
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Joe Fuoco is a published author and editor in chief of the Federal Hill Gazette. His articles have been published in Yankee magazine and the Providence Journal. His affinity for the area and knowledge of its history are evident in this remarkable tribute to the vibrant community of Federal Hill.
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