Sabato 20 luglio 2019, ore 11.00, presso i locali dell’Acceleratore d’impresa "The Hive", in via Ravenna n. 9 a Pescara si svolgerà la presentazione del libro Abruzzo Stars & Stripes, volume secondo - gli abruzzesi di oggi nella vita statunitense. L'evento è organizzato dall'Associazione culturale APP Abruzzo, ingresso gratuito. Interverranno gli a...

Poverty was the main motivation for an Italian leaving his family and home and putting up with the hardships of traveling to America. In 1898, widespread “bread riots” plagued all of Italy, with people protesting the lack of jobs and the sudden increase in the price of wheat and bread. Other motivators were the constant political strife and the dre...

In 1892, Anthony and Anita D’Antonio’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Gange, left the city of Caltanissetta in Sicily with his wife, Mary Rosina Zito, and several children, to settle in Pennsylvania. He probably worked in the coal or sulphur mines there, but soon moved to the North End of Boston. His son, Adolfo, was 5 years old when the famil...

Ben Lariccia and Joe Tucciarone, authors of the new book “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” will give a presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room of Kravitz Deli 3135 Belmont Ave. Admission to the presentation, sponsored by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, is $6 ($5 for society...

On September 12, 1962, in Houston, in Texas, the State where he would be killed just over a year later, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy made a historic speech, in which he announced the race to the Moon. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," JFK said.  When you...

“Il ritrovamento di quaranta lettere scritte tra il 1910 e il 1913 da un contadino di Cerchio, Antonio Vasquez, al figlio Angelo, emigrato in America, è stato ritenuto di particolare importanza antropologica nell’ambito della studio dell’emigrazione italiana in America, tanto da farne oggetto di una pubblicazione, uscita con il titolo di “Here in C...

L’America e la Mia Gente, novità letteraria fresca di stampa edita da MnM print edizioni, è la prima traduzione italiana dell’opera di Mario B. Mignone (titolo originale: The Story of My People - From Rural Southern Italy to Mainstream America, Bordighera Press 2015). Un’autobiografia e insieme un racconto dell’esperienza di emigrazione vissuta in...

Throughout the history of the United States, scores of children have arrived at our borders and ports in waves of humanity searching for freedom and safety. One such child was Maria Rosa Segale who, in 1855 at the age of 5, found herself arriving from Italy at the Port of New Orleans with her family, seeking a new home, with no knowledge of where t...

July is an important month for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a nun who was known for her work for immigrants in New York City and who’s the namesake of a health foundation the Archdiocese of New York started last year. Mother Cabrini, as she is commonly known (she started her own order of nuns), was born on July 15, 1850 in Italy and was canonized on...

They came from the “old” country—that’s what the immigrants called Italy. As a first-generation Italian American, of the 40s and 50s, I have some emotive memories growing up Italian. I remember them well. The thing I most cherished about “growing up Italian,” was the closeness and camaraderie shared among family and friends. One has to understand t...