Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Professor Emerita Bernadette McCauley

Second Advisor

Professor Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

Academic Program Adviser

Professor Karen M. Kern


This study analyzes marriage patterns at Our Lady of Pompei (OLP), an Italian Catholic parish in New York City, during the 1920s and 1930s. It investigates whether intermarriage increased at OLP, but also links changes in marital practices to forces including government policies and demographic changes in the local community.



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