Sunday, April 12 • 2:00 pm • Admission $10@ The Italian Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd., CarmichaelItalians were among the first European settlers in California with fishermen from Northern Italy arriving in the 1830's. The Italian experience in The San Joaquin Valley begins with the discovery of gold in 1848. By 1860, the largest number of...

by Liliana Rosano   Un racconto epico, monumentale, con un approccio storico ed analitico che mette sotto i riflettori la storia sociale, culturale e umana del processo di immigrazione italiana dalla fine dell'Ottocento fino agli anni Cinquanta. The Italian Americans. A history, è stato scritto dalla nota giornalista e scrittrice Maria Laur...

By Angelo Coniglio   Naturalization papers and passenger manifests can identify the towns where our Sicilian and Southern Italian ancestors were born. Such information is also sometimes available in newspaper articles, family documents, passports, draft registrations, and the like.   Once ancestors' names (as used and spelled in Sicil...

By Jim Yardley   The 18 coffins were placed in two neat rows beneath the late-afternoon sun as the mayor and other dignitaries took their seats inside the hilltop cemetery. A Catholic vicar-general offered a homily. A Muslim imam unfurled a small rug and knelt in prayer, his singsong voice rising above the stone mausoleums toward the blue of...

Fuga od opportunità? Quando le cronache ci parlano di giovani che espatriano per lavoro molti si chiedono perché lo fanno. Se ne vanno dopo aver bussato a mille porte senza ricevere un'offerta di lavoro decente o emigrano per cogliere al volo opportunità che promettono brillanti carriere?   Purtroppo quando si va a fare il confronto tra prop...

By Salvatore Buttaci   Who has not heard the classic cop-out, "I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't"? That old "Shoulda, coulda, woulda." So many wondrous events would occur if fewer folks wielded "would" as a weapon instead of "will." The former is built on conditions; the latter on volitions. "Would" tries to excuse the speaker...

During the peak years of immigration to the United States from southern Italy, many of the Italian immigrants came to Delaware seeking a better life. They came to work as laborers on the railroad and in construction. In 1890, there were 459 Italian-born residents in Delaware and their numbers grew greatly by the close of the century. Besides those...

by Nancy Trejos   The United States, long a magnet for immigrants, is getting its first national immigration museum. On May 20, the Ellis Island Museum will officially become the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The name change comes with the completion of the Peopling of America Center, which has been in development for sev...

WTI Magazine #6    2013 Nov, 22 Author : Paolo Battaglia      Translation by:   November 19, 1901 - Appointment of Edmondo Mayor des Planches as Italian Ambassador to the U.S.At the peak of the great migration, one of the few diplomats who tried to understand the living conditions of Italians in the U.S. was Edmondo...

di Emanuela Lenzini   PIEVEPELAGO. Giorni a ricordare storie di emigrati. Storie di vita di montanari che hanno attraversato l'oceano in cerca di ofrtuna nel nuovo mondo. O che hanno avuto il coraggio di sfidare e battere una leggenda della storia americana come Buffalo Bill. Il Pasquesi day, un tempo si teneva solo negli Stati Uniti. Troppo...