Author Unearths The Radical Side Of Italian-American History

Sep 03, 2020 375

BY: ALLISON HADLEY

Everyone knows Frank Sinatra, but no one knows about his agitation for leftist causes in the 1930s and ‘40s. Fiorello La Guardia got an airport, but Sacco and Vanzetti got a march and a folk song.

Italian-Americans are known for their cultural contributions to American society and, of course, New Haven in particular — look no further than Wooster Street, the cradle of pizza civilization — but what about their political legacy as a group that often struck and organized for worker’s rights and better treatment by White society?

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SOURCE: https://www.newhavenindependent.org

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