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The Italian American Experience in New Haven: Images and Oral Histories (Suny Series in Italian/American Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

Drawing on interviews as well as family and archival photographs,

Review:

"As he lovingly did in his book on Boston's North End in Portrait of an Italian American Neighborhood, Riccio narrates the history of New Haven through the stories and photos of the Italian-Americans who lived in and helped build the city. Be it the Annex, Wooster Square or Legion Avenue, Italians had lived and worked there since the first wave of immigration in the late 19th century. Riccio divides the story into chapters that encapsulate moments in history: 'The Journey to America: Life on the Ships,' 'A New Life in New Haven,' 'The Depression in New Haven,' 'Highways and Urban Renewal: New Haven Changed Forever.' The oral test to get citizenship in the U.S. was a terrifying ordeal, as many of these stories attest, and in one, a gentleman sweating profusely, is asked by the judge, 'What flies above the court house?' The judge expects the answer to be 'the American flag,' but the nervous gentleman aptly replies, 'pigeons.' Even among Italians, there was a division between northerners and southerners (a large portion of whom hailed from Campania), with the minority of northerners looking down on the majority who came from the mezzogiorno. These are not always your stereotypical portraits of big happy Italian families, but instead, stories of the struggles Italian-Americans endured — and in several ways their stories are the stories of so many of those who immigrated to this country. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791467732
Author:
Riccio, Anthony V.
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Foreword by:
McDonald Carolan, Mary Ann
Foreword:
McDonald Carolan, Mary Ann
Editor:
Langdon, Philip
Editor:
Carolan Mary Ann
Afterword by:
Langdon, Philip
Afterword:
Langdon, Philip
Subject:
History
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
Italian Americans -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Subject:
Immigrants - Connecticut - New Haven -
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Suny Series in Italian/American Culture
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
11.37x8.61x1.15 in. 3.41 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » European American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 452 pages State University of New York Press - English 9780791467732 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As he lovingly did in his book on Boston's North End in Portrait of an Italian American Neighborhood, Riccio narrates the history of New Haven through the stories and photos of the Italian-Americans who lived in and helped build the city. Be it the Annex, Wooster Square or Legion Avenue, Italians had lived and worked there since the first wave of immigration in the late 19th century. Riccio divides the story into chapters that encapsulate moments in history: 'The Journey to America: Life on the Ships,' 'A New Life in New Haven,' 'The Depression in New Haven,' 'Highways and Urban Renewal: New Haven Changed Forever.' The oral test to get citizenship in the U.S. was a terrifying ordeal, as many of these stories attest, and in one, a gentleman sweating profusely, is asked by the judge, 'What flies above the court house?' The judge expects the answer to be 'the American flag,' but the nervous gentleman aptly replies, 'pigeons.' Even among Italians, there was a division between northerners and southerners (a large portion of whom hailed from Campania), with the minority of northerners looking down on the majority who came from the mezzogiorno. These are not always your stereotypical portraits of big happy Italian families, but instead, stories of the struggles Italian-Americans endured — and in several ways their stories are the stories of so many of those who immigrated to this country. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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