Nella descrizione dei rapporti tra Italia e Usa l'emigrazione italiana ha un ruolo fondamentale. La Fondazione Migrantes pubblica dal 2006 il rapporto annuale sugli Italiani nel mondo, insostituibile punto di riferimento per chi si occupa di questo tema. Abbiamo chiesto alla redattrice capo del progetto, Delfina Licata, di parlarcene. Come è nata...

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders and diplomats. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers and restaurateurs dominating the scene. The majority...

By Nikki Patrick Everything from antique sausage grinders to colorful clothing fashioned from fabric scraps will be on the display in "The Italian Heritage," the next quarterly exhibit at the Miners Hall Museum, Franklin. But that's only a part of the display. "We've been trying to tell a story with our display and tie in people and families...

by Fred Fernez   My thoughts often wander back to the history of my family and to the path that led to three generations of law enforcement to serve this wonderful place in the sun. Our family legacy began with two Italian immigrants who embraced America and taught their children to be caretakers and protectors of our country.   In th...

by Teresa Yinmeng Liu   Hank DiPillo discovered a few fascinating facts while probing his family history. His grandmother, the woman whose maiden name was Luigi Castigia, broke away from the Catholic Church when she emigrated to the U.S. from Italy. She later became a Protestant. She became pregnant 16 times.   DiPillo's res...

È stata assegnata alla Commissione Cultura della Camera la proposta di legge dell'onorevole Fucsia Nissoli (Sc) "Disposizioni per l'organizzazione e il funzionamento del Museo nazionale dell'emigrazione italiana". Il testo – sottoscritto da numerosi deputati di ogni schieramento – inizierà l'iter dalla sede referente per poi essere sottoposto ai p...

by Cookie Curci   Between 1901 and 1910, nearly nine million immigrants came to the United States. Many of the arrivals were young Italians from the small town of Tricarico, 80 miles east of Naples. About 10 percent of the Italians now living in the Santa Clara Valley of California are from Tricarico. Unfamiliar with the language and custom...

Youngstown History Center of Industry and Labor - 151 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. Screening - September 24 @ 5pm: La Mia Strada – My Road. Documentary Exploration of Italian American identity. Director, Michael Angelo DiLauro   La Mia Strada (My Road) is a compelling exploration of ethnicity and cu...

by Cookie Curci   As a young Italian American, my childhood was filled with stories, stories that boasted colorful characters, lively dialogue, wonderful settings and, best of all, each story taught me a valuable lesson. Children's story books you say? No. Although I did my share of reading the fanciful illustrated fairy tales and...

By Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo joemosc@gmail.com   I grew up in Roslindale, Massachusetts not far from St. Michael Cemetery. It seemed like everyone Italian was buried at St. Michael Cemetery. This cemetery has very large and fancy tomb stones along with ornate mausoleums.. I lived with my parents and sister on the 2nd floor...