La Storia: Five Centuries Of The Italian American Experience

Paperback | September 15, 1993

byJerre Mangione

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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.

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Since Columbus arrived 500 years ago, some five-and-a-half-million other Italians have made the long journey across the Atlantic in search of a better life for their families. La Storia provides a complete account of their particularly rich exodus and Americanization. Photo inserts.

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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 ...

Ben Morreale, professor emeritus of history at SUNY Plattsburgh, is coauthor of "La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience." Morreae served as a consulting historian for the Arts and Entertainment program on Italian Americans.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:September 15, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060924411

ISBN - 13:9780060924416

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Since Columbus arrived 500 years ago, some five-and-a-half-million other Italians have made the long journey across the Atlantic in search of a better life for their families. La Storia provides a complete account of their particularly rich exodus and Americanization. Photo inserts.

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"A saga of a people, their struggles, and the triumphs in a new world, told with drama and passion....Should be read by all Americans interested in what binds us together, despite our different backgrounds and histories." (Joseph V. Scelsa,New York Times Book Review)