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Title:
From Sicily to Elizabeth Street : housing and social change among Italian immigrants, 1880-1930
Author:
Gabaccia, Donna R., 1949-
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Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [1984]

©1984
Physical Description:
xxi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780873957687

9780873957694
Format :
Book

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Central Library F128.9.I8 G32 1984 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

For many immigrants, the move from Sicily to a New York tenement was accompanied by rapid, significant, and often surprisingly satisfactory changes in a wide variety of social relationships. Many of these changes can be traced to the influence of a changing housing environment.


Summary

For many immigrants, the move from Sicily to a New York tenement was accompanied by rapid, significant, and often surprisingly satisfactory changes in a wide variety of social relationships. Many of these changes can be traced to the influence of a changing housing environment.


Author Notes

Donna R. Gabaccia is Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.


Donna R. Gabaccia is Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.


Table of Contents

Figures
Maps
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Environment and Behavior
From Agrotown to Tenement
Chapter 1 Sicilian Social Ideals in the Nineteenth Century
Family and Familism
Occupation and Social Class
The Social Origins of Conflicting Ideals
Chapter 2 Residential Choice in the Sicilian Agrotown
The Physical Setting
Choosing a House
Occupation, Class and Kin
House and Household
Residential Mobility
Summary
Chapter 3 Everyday Life and Sicilian Society
A Typical Day
Activity, Time and Location
Agrotown Social Patterns
Summary
Chapter 4 Sicilian Migrants
Familism and Migration
The Social Organization of Migration
Class and Immigrant Occupations
Chapter 5 Tenement Residential Patterns
Tenements
New Restraints
New Opportunities
New Restraint or New Ideal? The Malleable Household and the Kitchen Salotto
Environmental Change and Residential Patterns in New York
Chapter 6 Everyday Life in New York
A Typical Day
Activity, Time and Location
Environmental Change and Everyday Life
Chapter 7 Immigrant Society and Culture
The Nuclear Family and American Individualism
A Family Social Cycle
The Question of Class
Social and Cultural Change
Appendix A Social Ideals in Sicilian Proverbs
Appendix B A Note on Sources and Methods
Notes
Bibliography
Sicily and Migration
Immigrant Italians
Environment and Behavior
Index
Figures
Maps
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Environment and Behavior
From Agrotown to Tenement
Chapter 1 Sicilian Social Ideals in the Nineteenth Century
Family and Familism
Occupation and Social Class
The Social Origins of Conflicting Ideals
Chapter 2 Residential Choice in the Sicilian Agrotown
The Physical Setting
Choosing a House
Occupation, Class and Kin
House and Household
Residential Mobility
Summary
Chapter 3 Everyday Life and Sicilian Society
A Typical Day
Activity, Time and Location
Agrotown Social Patterns
Summary
Chapter 4 Sicilian Migrants
Familism and Migration
The Social Organization of Migration
Class and Immigrant Occupations
Chapter 5 Tenement Residential Patterns
Tenements
New Restraints
New Opportunities
New Restraint or New Ideal? The Malleable Household and the Kitchen Salotto
Environmental Change and Residential Patterns in New York
Chapter 6 Everyday Life in New York
A Typical Day
Activity, Time and Location
Environmental Change and Everyday Life
Chapter 7 Immigrant Society and Culture
The Nuclear Family and American Individualism
A Family Social Cycle
The Question of Class
Social and Cultural Change
Appendix A Social Ideals in Sicilian Proverbs
Appendix B A Note on Sources and Methods
Notes
Bibliography
Sicily and Migration
Immigrant Italians
Environment and Behavior
Index

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