di Eva Cabras   Alla fine del 1800, milioni di italiani hanno lasciato il proprio paese per andare acercare fortuna negli Stati Uniti, tentando di accaparrarsi una fetta del glorioso sogno americano. Nel bagaglio culturale dei primi emigranti trovava posto una fiorentetradizione musicale genuinamente italiana, che ha finito per riversarsi ne...

November 8-9 Loyola University Chicago The conference invites 20-30 minute papers that look at the late 19th and 20th century Italian immigration, with an emphasis on Chicago and the Midwest. Presentations may be given from the viewpoint of ethnic studies, urban and cultural history, literature and language, theology, and the sociology of religion...

by Catherine Accardi   The role of Italian Americans in the development and preservation of San Francisco's Italian character dates back to the earliest days when thousands of Italian immigrants arrived in the Bay Area beginning in the mid 1800s and continuing through the 1940s. As a matter of fact, April 18th marked the 109th anniversary o...

From 1898 to 1903, Henry C. Whitaker edited the Barre Evening Telegram, which will soon be available in Chronicling America.   Barre was the center of Vermont's thriving granite industry, with a significant population of Scottish and Italian immigrants, and the Telegram reported on the granite business, union and labor issues, and immigrant...

The love affair between Italy and the world brings more than 45 million travelers to the boot each year. Among them are thousands of Italian-Americans, generations removed from immigrant forebears, who come to bask in Italy's warmth and seduction — and, often, to find lost pieces of themselves.The unequaled beauty of Italy's cities and countryside...

by Bill Chenevert Filitalia International's annual La Festa della Repubblica on June 1st, otherwise known as the Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue, was far more significant this year. It also marked the grand opening of the entity's History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave., which seeks to celebrate "Italian roots...

Se siete in America, il 17 e il 24 febbraio sera non prendete impegni: c'è un pezzo della vostra storia in prima visione TV.   Diviso in quattro episodi, due per serata, dalle 9.00 alle 11.00 ET, andrà in onda su PBS The Italian Americans, l'atteso documentario di John Maggio tratto dall'omonimo libro di Maria Laurino e narrato dalla voce di...

Join us for a wonderful afternoon as author Eugenio Marino discusses his book, "Andarsene sognando, L'emigrazione nella canzone italiana" Introduction by Adolfo Gatti, Segretario PD Boston. Sen. Renato Turano and Nicola Orichuia, founder of Bostoniano Magazine will join the author in the panel discussion. Saturday, June 6 -&nb...

by Silvia Donati   If it were not for her nonna, Mary Tedesco would not be doing the work she is doing today: helping people from around the world find their Italian roots. A professional genealogist, Mary established ORIGINS ITALY, an Italian genealogy research firm, after an investigation of her own Italian roots, fueled by her grandmother...

Arrivarono in California per cercare l'oro e lo trovarono, ma era l'oro della terra del Golden State dove gli italiani fecero fortuna come agricoltori, pescatori, viticultori. Un documentario racconta le loro storie e la loro identità culturale, ieri e oggi In questo documentario del 2013 Gianfranco Norelli e Suma Kurien raccontano degli immigrati...