Another City Upon a Hill: A New England Memoir August, 2013; www.upne.com

" An expert historian's wonderfully honest memoir about

growing up in Fall River, the city of 'hills, mills, and dinner

pails'. It is an authentic American story, beautifully told."

Gordon Wood, Pulitzer-Prize winner, Brown University

Biography
Joseph A. Conforti taught American and New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for twenty four years, retiring in 2011 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Conforti received an M.A. in American History and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. He has written six books ranging from studies of the great Puritan thinker Jonathan Edwards and his followers to a sweeping examination of New England regional identity across the centuries. He has edited and contributed to Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England. His most recent book Another City Upon a Hill: a New England Memoir is a personal and cultural account of his growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts. Other Books
Saints and Strangers: New England in British North America (Johns Hopkins, 2006; rpt, 2012); Imagining New England: Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Twentieth Century (North Carolina, 2001); Jonathan Edwards, Religious Tradition, and American Culture (North Carolina, 1995); Samuel Hopkins and the New Divinity Movement (Eerdmans, 1981; rpt. Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University, 2006); Our Heritage: A History of East Providence (Monarch, 1976).
In the Works
Conforti is currently working on his seventh book coming in 2015, Lizzie Borden: Victorian Womanhood and Family Violence on Trial.

© Joseph A Conforti 2013