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The Burg: An Italian-American Community at Bay in Trenton Paperback – March 13, 1979

ISBN-13: 978-0819107244 ISBN-10: 0819107247 Edition: 1st

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...a welcome addition to the growing series of studies on urban Italian-American Communities...>>>> (International Migration Review)

...a welcome addition to the growing series of studies on urban Italian-American Communities... (International Migration Review)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: University Press Of America; 1st edition (March 13, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819107247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819107244
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,104,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Upstate Guy on June 4, 2012
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It helps to be Italian-American and to have grown up in the City of Trenton of New Jersey for this book to be of substantial interest to the reader. I am Italian-American and I did grow up in Trenton. Like many Italian-American Trentonians, "The Burg", the Chambersburg section of Trenton, had a significant role in my coming through the maturity process. The Burg was where my grandmother lived, where we'd go Saturday mornings to buy Italian food delicacies, where I'd walk through on my way to and from high school everyday, given that Trenton High was across the street from The Burg, where I'd get my fountain made cherry-coke after the end of the high school day, and where Dad and I went to see semi-pro baseball on warm summer evenings. Because of my close association with The Burg, I found fascinating this highly informative exposition on how The Burg came to be what it was when I was growing up, an Italian-American ghetto, I guess, and what happened to it after I left Trenton, left New Jersey, left the Northeast part of our country.
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