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A Student's Guide to Italian American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series) Hardcover – May 24, 1996
From School Library Journal
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"This guide is concisely written and packed with information. Particularly enjoyable was the special attention paid to immigrant women and nontraditional families, subjects not often covered in beginners books." -- Italian Genealogical Group
More About the Author
Of course she couldn't wait to leave what seemed a capital B Backwater, so she "lit out for the territories" when she was eighteen. After spending time at the University of Oregon and the University of California at Berkeley, and finishing up an undergraduate and graduate degree in English Literature and Biology at Illinois State University, she went to Japan and worked as a teacher, writer, and editor for five years, and then to New York City where she worked as a writer and editor for almost a decade.
During those years, she traveled extensively, from Nepal to Eritrea to Morocco to the Baltics. While visiting "third world" countries she found she often ate better foods than in the U.S. because their foods were fresh, local, and unprocessed. As she gradually returned to her roots in central Illinois, Terra realized that the best food in the world could and should be grown in the rich soils of Illinois and that it was a matter of national security that communities be able to feed themselves.
In 2001, she founded The Land Connection, a nonprofit working to save farmland, train new farmers, and connect consumers with fresh local foods. Terra has eaten bacon-wrapped duck testicles, but her favorite food is a lightly fried duck egg on toast.
Terra regularly writes and speaks on food and agriculture topics. More information is available at TerraBrockman"dot"com.