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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-188-4
ISBN 10: 1-55017-188-7
220 b/w photographs, notes, index included
8.5 x 11 - 224 pp
CAD$39.95 • USD$39.95

Vancouver's Society of Italians

Vancouver's Society of Italians, a compelling social history and the first comprehensive book of its kind, is an inside look at an interesting and essential part of Vancouver's unique cultural heritage.

Book Description

This is the dynamic story of the men and women who constituted Vancouver's three main Italian mutual aid societies from 1904 to 1966: Sons of Italy, the Veneta and the Vancouver Italian-Canadian associations. Full of fascinating photographs and intimate family histories, Vancouver's Society of Italians is rich in stories of individuals who came to British Columbia seeking personal fortune and a better way of life. This compelling social history is written with great sensitivity by Ray Culos, a second generation Italian-Canadian whose knowledge and commitment to the community are recognized among his peers. The heart of the book is the first-hand accounts of how the early immigrants established their community and nurtured the business leaders, labourers and professionals who have contributed so much to Canadian culture.