di Laura Caparrotti   Vi ricordate quando Gianni Morandi venne attaccato duramente dal popolo di Facebook e da vari politici per aver detto che una volta anche noi eravamo immigrati? Dalle reazioni spropositate sembrò che il popolo italiano si fosse dimenticato le partenze in nave o in treno verso un mondo migliore - e noi non scappavamo nea...

D'improvviso, la California riscopre le sue radici italiane. A febbraio le televisioni pubbliche della California, da San Francisco a San Diego, trasmetteranno due serie di documentari: una sull'epopea degli italiani in America, l'altra sulle vicende dell'emigrazione italiana nel "Golden State".   È un segnale di vitalitá culturale che fa be...

During the 1950s and 1960s, W. 69th Street, north of Detroit, was mostly an Italian neighborhood. Right after WWII, a new wave of Italian immigrants came to the U.S. escaping from the horrors of poverty and the desolation that brought the end of the war.   Some other neighbors came before the war, and helped to welcome new immigrants. The st...

WTI Magazine #2    2013 Oct,25 Author : Davide Arminio      Translation by: ---   Nowadays the valley of Vermejo River, north-east New Mexico, is silent and wild. But a hundred years ago that place was known as Dawson, one of the biggest coal mines in the US, and a community of about 9,000 people lived there. On Oc...

Documents and Artistic Experiences of Early Italian Immigration Call for Essays   The first major wave of immigration from Italy to North America occurred between the second half of the nineteenth century and the First World War. While this phenomenon has been the object of numerous historical, sociological and anthropological studies, it s...

by Matthew Speiser   A 131-foot fishing trawler manned by a wealthy American and his family left the shores of Malta on Wednesday to set off into the Mediterranean sea for a six month expedition, CNN reports. Its mission? Rescue migrants making the perilous journey from Africa to Europe.   "I love the adventure and challenge of t...

by Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo ("Growing up Italian")   My maternal grandparents Angelina Schiavo-DeFuria Abbatangelo and Francesco Paolo Gambacorta-Abbatangelo were from Ariano Irpino in the Province of Avellino of the Campania Region. They came to this country around 1913 and settled in the Readville section of Boston, MA.  ...

Screening of Documentary "PANE AMARO" (Bitter Bread)The Italian American Journey from Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens byGianfranco Norelli and Suma KurienOften referred to as the first comprehensive depiction on film of the Italian immigrant experience in the United States, this 2009, feature-length, English language documentary,...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Do to the unseasonably warm weather in New York City, it doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet. So, to help me get into the Christmas spirit, I recently visited St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue to see the presepio (crèche) on loan from Basilacata called "The Secret Garden of Southern Italy."   Installed on...

di Riccardo Giumelli   "Conoscere, scoprire, relazionarsi con un mondo che gli è stato servito global fin da giovanissimi." Queste, tra le tante, sono le parole di Enzo Riboni, che descrivono i cosiddetti "cervelli in fuga", espressione criticabile come ho già scritto. Enzo Riboni è giornalista del Corriere della Sera, dove tiene una rubrica...