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Pittsburgh's Immigrants (Images of America)

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Since the mid-1700s, Pittsburgh has welcomed generations of immigrants. This region in southwestern Pennsylvania was once a magnet for European immigrants who carved out livings in steel, iron, glass, and other factories along its famous three rivers. Those immigrants built the city's ethnic neighborhoods: the Irish North Side, the Polish South Side, the Italian Bloomfield, as well as other immigrant enclaves in smaller cities and towns in the surrounding areas. The diversity of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods symbolizes a city truly rich in history and culture. Many notable Pittsburghers in business, the arts and entertainment, and sports were either immigrants themselves or children of immigrants. Pittsburgh's Immigrants pays tribute to the hardworking men and women who made significant contributions to the growth and development of western Pennsylvania and left a legacy of rich and vibrant ethnic culture that endures to the present day.

About the Author

Lisa A. Alzo, a native of Pittsburgh, is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer. She is also a published author of books and magazine articles related to immigrant history. For Pittsburgh's Immigrants, Alzo partnered with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which serves the dynamic and diverse needs of people living in western Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738545059
Author:
Alzo, Lisa A.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
With:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Author:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Author:
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
PA
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Pittsburgh (Pa.) History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.22x6.54x.34 in. .72 lbs.

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