I'd even recommend this book to people that have friends and family that are Italian or have any interest in the culture.
The inclusion of both unknown Italian Immigrant stories together with famous Italian American portraits makes this book balanced and enlightening.
The author makes very poignant comparisons and contrasts between Italians in relation to the other ethnic groups who were in America at the time.
This is a very thorough and fascinating book about the Italians in the U.S. In particular, it gives a lot of information about the little-known discrimination and problems (such... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Palehose Prof
Being a first-generation Italian-American on my father's side, I have to say I have read many books and memoirs, heard many stories and tales over my lifetime, of the experience of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Caracciolo
This book is a history which is also a good read. Very strong on early immigrant experiences up to the early 1900's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael DAgostino
I chose this rating because contrary to other purchases I've
made recently that didn't disappoint in quality for the price
Comprehensive introduction into the Italian and Sicilian history in the Untied States. Offers leads to more in depth searches for numerous aspects of that experience. What a joy.Published 6 months ago by frank bono
The four extra copies I ordered in December were Christmas gifts for other second-generation Italo-Americans. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fr. Antonio
What a book, if you're Italian (Sicilian). Now know why my family is the way they are. (Not just my family) :-)
What an in depth look at the Italian culture.