Book Event: Another City Upon A Hill
Speaker: Joseph Conforti
Joe Conforti, Distinguished Professor of American and New England Studies Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, joins us to give his first talk in Maine about his recently published memoir, Another City Upon a Hill. The book is both a personal story and a portrait of a distinctive New England place—Fall River, Massachusetts, once the cotton cloth capital of America. Conforti, whose mother was Portuguese and father was Italian, recounts how he negotiated those identities in a city where ethnic heritage mattered. Simultaneously, he shares the multi-generational story of these immigrants groups making their way in a once mighty textile city that had fallen on hard times beginning in the 1920s. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.
Conforti is the author of five books, including Saints and Strangers: New England in British North America and the acclaimed Imagining New England.
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