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La Storia

Author : Jerre Mangione
ISBN : 0060924411
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

La Storia

Author : Jerre Mangione
ISBN : UOM:39015028462698
Genre : Italian Americans
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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.
Category: Italian Americans


Author : Mark Rotella
ISBN : 1429978473
Genre : Music
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Amore is Mark Rotella's celebration of the "Italian decade"—the years after the war and before the Beatles when Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett, among others, won the hearts of the American public with a smooth, stylish, classy brand of pop. In Rotella's vivid telling, the stories behind forty Italian American classics (from "O Sole Mio," "Night and Day," and "Mack the Knife" to "Volare" and "I Wonder Why") show how a glorious musical tradition became the sound track of postwar America and the expression of a sense of style that we still cherish. Rotella follows the music from the opera houses and piazzas of southern Italy, to the barrooms of the Bronx and Hoboken, to the Copacabana, the Paramount Theatre, and the Vegas Strip. He shows us the hardworking musicians whose voices were to become ubiquitous on jukeboxes and the radio and whose names—some anglicized, some not—have become bywords for Italian American success, even as they were dogged by stereotypes and prejudice. Amore is the personal Top 40 of one proud son of Italy; it is also a love song to Italian American culture and an evocation of an age that belongs to us all.
Category: Music

Blood Of My Blood

Author : Richard Gambino
ISBN : 1550711016
Genre : Social Science
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Richard Gambino, PhD, is the author of Vendetta. He lives in New York.
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Italian Americans

Author : Ben Morreale
ISBN : 0883631261
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Mount Allegro

Author : Jerre Mangione
ISBN : 0815604297
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Passage To Liberty

Author : Ken Ciongoli
ISBN : 0060089024
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Una Storia Segreta

Author : Lawrence DiStasi
ISBN : 1890771406
Genre : History
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It is a little-known fact that in California during World War II, Italian Americans were subjected to an 8PM to 6AM curfew, searches of their homes, seizure of their property, and exclusion from prohibited zones along the coast.In a collection of essays, Una Storia Segreta brings together the voices of the Italian American community and experts in the field, including personal stories by survivors and their children, letters from internment camps, news clips, photographs, and cartoons.
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Are Italians White

Author : Jennifer Guglielmo
ISBN : 9781136062421
Genre : Social Science
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This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country's leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question - Are Italians White? Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.
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Don T Tell Mama

Author : Regina Barreca
ISBN : UOM:39015056249751
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction