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Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960
by John Bodnar, Roger Simon and Michael P Weber
University of Illinois Press, 1982
Cloth: 978-0-252-00880-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-01063-7
Library of Congress Classification F159.P69A22 1982
Dewey Decimal Classification 974.886004

Lives of Their Own depicts the strikingly different lives of black, Italian, and Polish immigrants in Pittsburgh. Within a comparative framework, the book focuses on the migration process itself, job procurement, and occupational mobility, family structure, home-ownership, and neighborhood institutions. By blending oral histories with quantitative data, the authors have created a convincing multilayered portrait of working-class life in one of our great industrial cities.

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