La Storia

Author: Jerre Mangione
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060924411
Size: 20.62 MB
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From the early Italian adventurers who played an important role in the European expansion across the Atlantic to the political and business leaders of the 1990s, this book tells a dramatic story. The heart of the story is the mass migration that took place between 1880 and 1924, when a whole culture left its ancient roots to settle in the cities and towns of America.

La Storia

Author: Jerre Mangione
ISBN: UOM:39015028462698
Size: 14.75 MB
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Since Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic 500 years ago, some five and a half million other Italians have followed. This comprehensive account of Italian-American immigration combines historical research with personal testimonies to tell in colorful detail of the arrival, struggle, and establishment of the Italian-American community.

Italian Americans

Author: Ben Morreale
Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Assc
ISBN: 0883631261
Size: 14.49 MB
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A colorful narrative of the "Italian experience" in America traces the history of this ethnic community in the new world and celebrates its accomplishments from Frank Sinatra to Lee Iacocca.

Mount Allegro

Author: Jerre Mangione
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815604297
Size: 20.59 MB
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"Jerre Mangione's autobiographical chronicle of his youth in a Sicilian community in Rochester is one of the truly enduring books about the immigrant experience in this country."--Back cover.

Don T Tell Mama

Author: Regina Barreca
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: UOM:39015056249751
Size: 10.47 MB
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Representing the best Italian-American contributions to American literature, this comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, journalism, and essays ranges from the 1800s to the present day and includes both classic works and previously unpublished pieces from Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, Gay Talese, Louise DeSalvo, and others. Original.

Passage To Liberty

Author: Ken Ciongoli
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0060089024
Size: 20.33 MB
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Passage to Liberty recaptures the drama of the 19th and 20th century immigration to America through photos, letters, and other artifacts -- uniquely replicated in three-dimensional facsimile form. In the tradition of Lest We Forget, Chronicle's bestselling interactive tour through the African American experience, the text uses the stories of individuals and families -- from early explorers, through the wave of 19th century impoverished families, to contemporary figures -- to recapture the rich heritage the Italian people carried with them over the waves, and planted anew in the American soil. Among the topics covered here are: The roots of American democracy in Roman history The migration of 15 million Italians, 1880-1920 Catholicism in Italian-American culture Food, music, and other Italian cultural traditions The Mafia: myth and reality Cultural icons: DiMaggio, Sinatra, Madonna & more As vibrant and packed full of history as previous volumes in this extraordinary series, Passage to Liberty is a splendid and loving tribute to the Italian-American experience.

The Italian American Table

Author: Simone Cinotto
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252095016
Size: 20.91 MB
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Best Food Book of 2014 by The Atlantic Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children. From generational conflicts resolved around the family table to a vibrant food-based economy of ethnic producers, importers, and restaurateurs, food was essential to the creation of an Italian American identity. Italian American foods offered not only sustenance but also powerful narratives of community and difference, tradition and innovation as immigrants made their way through a city divided by class conflict, ethnic hostility, and racialized inequalities. Drawing on a vast array of resources including fascinating, rarely explored primary documents and fresh approaches in the study of consumer culture, Cinotto argues that Italian immigrants created a distinctive culture of food as a symbolic response to the needs of immigrant life, from the struggle for personal and group identity to the pursuit of social and economic power. Adding a transnational dimension to the study of Italian American foodways, Cinotto recasts Italian American food culture as an American "invention" resonant with traces of tradition.