The madonna of 115th street: Faith and community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950

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Abstract

In a masterful evocation of Italian Harlem and the men and women who lived there, Robert Orsi examines how the annual festa of the Madonna of 115th Street both influenced and reflected the lives of the celebrants. His prize-winning book offers a new perspective on lived religion, the place of religion in the everyday lives of men, women, and children, the experiences of immigration and community formation, and American Catholicism. This edition includes a new introduction by the author that outlines both the changes that Italian Harlem has undergone in recent years and significant shifts in the field of religious history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages287
ISBN (Print)9780300091359
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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