By Brian Spyros   The Front Street that exists in Hartford now is in stark contrast to what it was more than 100 years ago. "I'm a sentimentalist. I like the old style, the old times," said Paul Margolfo, who grew up in an Italian-American family not far from Front Street. He was one of many people who called the capital city home. &nb...

Italy has been the eternal birthplace of empires intent on conquest. Ancient Rome was a great world empire and had a profound influence on all those who flowed in her wake — just think in terms of architecture, government, and language. But what many people don't know is just how many countries Italy has actually invaded?   Since the Romans,...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   It is not by chance that the interview published in this number of our magazine is our 100th ... Happy birthday to us! We wanted to celebrate this event in the proper way, and we thought that having John Maggio as our guest would be perfect to do it. We were rig...

The massive immigration of European settlers to the United States in the late 18th century included a large number of Italians who settled in southeast Kansas to take jobs as deep-shaft coal miners. Two of these families who followed the dream, the Battitori family and the Iager family, merged a generation later. Dr. John Battitori, who addressed...

Il consiglio unanime che arrivava da scrittori e osservatori italiani agli immigrati era: diventate cittadini degli Stati Uniti! «Voi dovete diventare cittadino anche per amore verso la vostra patria d'origine – era l'affermazione apparentemente paradossale della Guida dell'immigrante nel 1906 – Negli Stati Uniti le nazioni straniere più rispettat...

A Pittsburg, in California, incontriamo i discendenti dei pescatori siciliani arrivati qui alla fine dell'Ottocento, in gran parte provenienti da Isola delle Femmine, in provincia di Palermo. Già nel 1909 l'ambasciatore italiano Edmondo Mayor des Planches aveva visitato questi luoghi descrivendo così la comunità del paese che allora era chiamato B...

The Italian American Museum in association with The Italian Historical Society of America proudly invites you to celebrate the 380th Anniversary of the First Italian Settler Pietro Cesare Alberti who arrived in New York City on June 2, 1635. A Talk and Film Presentation by Award-winning TV Producer-Writer-Director, His...

The History Press, a publisher located in Charleston, South Carolina has announced a February 23, 2015 publication date for one of its new titles: "BALTIMORE'S LITTLE ITALY: History and Heritage of The Neighborhood" by Suzanna Rosa Molino, director of Promotion Center for Little Italy.   Future newsletters of Promotion Center for Little Ital...

di Gabriele Scarfone   L'immigrazione degli Italiani in America ha sempre avuto un connotato quasi cinematografico dovuto al forte senso di comunità che il nostro popolo è riuscito a trasportare anche oltre oceano.   Solo poche altre etnie possono vantarsi di avere lo stesso concetto di gruppo, branco o famiglia. Città come New York,...

by Sal Ottaviano   Ocean County Library will celebrate the Italian immigration era by paying homage to Italian women and their creative handcrafted items made for every-day use in the home as part of the library's Columbus Day festivities.   "Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora" will...