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The Journey of the Italians in America

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Scarpaci has done an excellent job chronicling Italian American history and all Italian Americans should be proud to own a copy of this book. --Italian TribuneItalians have influenced American life since the beginning of the new Republic. Thomas Jefferson adapted the classic Italian architecture of Andrea Palladio in designing his home and the University of Virginia; discussed agronomy and political philosophy with his neighbor, the Italian-trained physician and merchant Philip Mazzei; signed the Declaration of Independence along with William Paca of Maryland; and invited Italian musicians to form the first marine band in Washington D.C. Subsequently, millions of Italians have immigrated to the United States, bringing with them a distinct set of beliefs, traditions, and customs, which have been preserved and passed down through the generations.The author takes a photographic approach towards unraveling the history and legacy of Italians and their presence in America. Examining more than four hundred unique photographs of Italian families, settlements, businesses, and celebrities, Scarpaci celebrates the ways in which this ethnic group has influenced many aspects of American life, including arts, agriculture, industry, religion, cuisine, sports, and politics. Beginning in the late 1870s, this work illustrates how the immigrants and their descendants faced the hardships, disappointments, achievements, and successes of this ongoing experience.With photographs from settings as diverse as a canning factory in Salerno to an Italian family's kitchen garden in Kellogg, Idaho, to Italians living in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Journey of the Italians in America traces the evolution of the Italian immigrant of the 1800s into today's statesman, scholar, movie star, Supreme Court justice, or businessman. As much a history of Italian influence on America, this work is also a history of American influence on Italians, as Scarpaci makes plain through evaluating the differences among generations of Italian Americans. An enduring study of ethnicity in America, this chronicle is a timely contribution to the discourse on immigration in the United States and will certainly be appreciated and enjoyed by all Americans.

Book News Annotation:

Historian Scarpaci (Rutgers U., New Jersey) anchors this chronicle of the historical immigration of Italians to the US in the photographic record. Text tells the Italian-American story through the experience of the photograph's subjects: early 20th century immigrants and their progeny, more recent arrivals, migrant laborers, Italian-American soldiers, and other groups of Americans whose recent histories span the Atlantic. The nine chapters address the following topics: origins, maintaining ties to and traveling from Italy, finding a home, Italians at work, Italians and the land, religion and the rites of passage, becoming American, Italian-American issues, and the preservation of heritage by later generations of Italian-Americans. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A photographic history of Italian-American life. The Italian imprint on North America that began centuries ago with the voyages of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Giovanni da Verrazzano continues in every aspect of American life today. This book celebrates the contributions Italians made in the areas of agriculture, cuisine, industry, religion, sports, architecture, the arts, and politics, and how they preserved their culture while establishing their presence in America. Beginning with the first major wave of immigration in the 1870s, this book portrays Italian-American hardships and successes, along with the lifestyles, organizations, and businesses they created in communities throughout the country. Four hundred photographs from public and private collections portray this colorful ethnic group in settings from the crowded streets of Naples to crowded ships bound for America, to Californian farmers and family celebrations in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589802452
Author:
Scarpaci, Vincenza
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Mormino, Gary R.
Foreword:
Mormino, Gary R.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Italian Americans -- History.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
11.00x8.50x1.10 in. 3.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A photographic history of Italian-American life. The Italian imprint on North America that began centuries ago with the voyages of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Giovanni da Verrazzano continues in every aspect of American life today. This book celebrates the contributions Italians made in the areas of agriculture, cuisine, industry, religion, sports, architecture, the arts, and politics, and how they preserved their culture while establishing their presence in America. Beginning with the first major wave of immigration in the 1870s, this book portrays Italian-American hardships and successes, along with the lifestyles, organizations, and businesses they created in communities throughout the country. Four hundred photographs from public and private collections portray this colorful ethnic group in settings from the crowded streets of Naples to crowded ships bound for America, to Californian farmers and family celebrations in New York.
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