Italians of Greater Cincinnati Book

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Italians of Greater Cincinnati focuses on the Italian immigration into the Cincinnati Area beginning in the early 1800s. The northern Italians were the first to arrive, followed by those in the south of Italy, including Sicily.  In the spring of 1892, plans were being made to build a Catholic church for the estimated 4,000 Italian immigrants.  In 1897, two biological Italian immigrant sisters, who had joined the religious order of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Sr. Blandina and Sr. Justina Segale, began their life's work with the poor immigrants, as well as those who arrived in the 20th Century, continue to celebrate their rich Italian heritage through social clubs and community involvement. The photographs contained in this volume detail the lives of the Italians as they strived to become Americans.

Siblings Philip G. Ciafardini and Pamela Ciafardini Casebolt are also the authors of Italians of Newport and Northern Kentucky.  Together these two books reveal the lives of the Italian immigrants living on both sides of the Ohio River.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.

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