After Laughing Comes Cryimg: Sicilian Immigrants on Louisiana Plantations
The material in this book was collected over a number of years while searching for my Sicilian roots. It is a fictionized account of Sicilian farmers trying to deal with the unification and poor conditions in a small town in Sicily, finally deciding to immigrate to New Orleans to work on the plantations. The book includes a bibliography of the sources on which the story is based.
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After Laughing Comes Crying (Seguenti Ridiri Chianciri Veiniri)
Joseph L. Cacibauda
No preview available - 2007
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