The Journey of the Italians in America

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Pelican Publishing, 2009
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I am suprised that my family's history was only briefly mentioned in this book.
Impallaria's Italian Bakery was the first bakery in Little Italy in Baltimore, MD. My great-grandfather opened a
bakery in New York at age 15 when he arrived in America. He then moved to Chicago and opened Impallaria's Bakery there with is first wife. It is still in existence. He then moved to Maryland and opened Impallaria's Bakery in Baltimore with my great-grandmother. That is only the beginning.  

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I thought it was great because I am currently working on a genealogy report. I saw my grandmother's maiden name Brocato in there. She has told me a bit about it and it was great to read about it the book!

Contents

Origins
27
Life In Italy
29
The Trip
40
Spanning the Miles
45
Maintaining Ties
47
Bringing Italy to America
55
Finding a Home
65
Italians at Work
79
Responses to Events Here and Abroad
186
Wartime
192
Seeking Justice
209
Tragic Loss
215
American Life
220
Socialized Needs
233
Political Involvement
239
Interaction
246

Civilizing America
82
Supplying Ethnic Needs
93
Providing for America
103
Enriching America
114
Italians and the Land
132
On the Land
134
Attachment to the Land
144
Agricultural Entrepreneurs
150
Religion and the Rites of Passage
157
Becoming American
172
Celebrating America
176
ItalianAmerican Issues
257
The Symbol of Columbus
262
Crime and Discrimination
267
Where is Our Heritage?
273
Little Italies
279
Italian Americans Visit Italy
285
Italianization of America
291
Preserving Our Heritage
296
Index
309
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