La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience

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HarperCollins, Sep 15, 1993 - History - 560 pages
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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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A great review of the conditions experienced by Italian immigrants. If you are Italian you MUST read this. If not Italian but enjoy history and the human condition I recommend this to you also. I have ... Read full review

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la storia mentions Nancy Maniscalco and her novel a chapter of which appeared in the dream book: an anthology of Italian American Women Writers. She is reprinting her novel which was blacklisted at the time. See for more information on the novel Lesser Sins and her play Here I am Mother: the real story of Marilyn Monroe. 

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About the author (1993)

Mangione is the former coordinating editor of the Federal Writers' Project and professor emeritus of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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