‘Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut’ author talk at Trumbull Library

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On Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, Anthony V. Riccio returns to talk about his new book, Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, history stories told by elderly Italian American women all over the state through oral history interviews and photographs.

This book uncovers the behind-the-scenes roles of Connecticut's Italian American women, the glue of Italian American culture. The book's visual documentation comes from family albums, which provide rare glimpses of their experiences in southern Italy and their working lives in Connecticut — toiling on tobacco farms, in the sweatshops of New Haven, on the production lines of U.S. Rubber in Naugatuck, and many family farms in North Haven, Hamden, East Haven, Waterbury, and Woodbridge.

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