"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new America would give them and their families hope and prosp...

by Mary Palcich Keyes   More than 50 members and some guests attended the annual membership meeting of the Hibbing Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 24. Attendees first took time to enjoy and learn from the newest exhibit in the Society's museum, located on the lower level of the Hibbing Memorial Building.   Erica Larson, the...

di Maurita Cardone   È il frutto di una storia talmente eccezionale che perfino l'autore stenta a crederci. Il libro Trovare l'America (nella meno poetica versione inglese, Explorers Emigrants Citizens), a cura di Linda Barrett Osborne e Paolo Battaglia, nasce dalla collaborazione tra Battaglia, editore e graphic designer modenese, e la Libr...

The United States have many Little Italy, not only in the larger and most famous cities. One of these less known is in San Diego, where the activities related to our country have a protagonist who, together with the community, represents Italy passionately and tirelessly. His name is Roberto Ruocco, and he explains us how even in Southern Californi...

Seward House Museum Facilities Manager Andrew Roblee will give a talk about "Italians in the Civil War" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Father Nacca Hall at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 301 Clark St., Auburn.   Using archives from the museum, Roblee will talk about William Seward's role preparing for and encouraging immigration, as well as the...

News 8's celebration of Italian in Connecticut continues today! Today our journey takes us to Hartford from women paving the way in leadership roles to pastries just like Nonna made. Hartford looks a lot different now than it did when many Italian immigrants came here. A hundred years ago, the Front Street neighborhood was mostly Italian. &nb...

by Ben Lariccia   Though postwar U.S.A. experienced a depression that lasted until 1921, the severe economic and social upheavals that hit Italy in the wake of WWI had little parallel in the U.S. In fact, the period of the 1920s was one of general prosperity—the Roaring Twenties— that aided greatly in the Americanization of immigrant communi...

Questa mattina, a Sant'Egidio, nella sala della pace si è svolta la conferenza Migrazioni e integrazione, Stati Uniti ed Italia: due modelli a confronto. Il presidente della Comunità di Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, aprendo i lavori, ha osservato che Sant’Egidio rappresenta “un laboratorio privilegiato, con vari decenni di esperienza, nell’accogl...

Feuding at home brought many Italians to Louisiana in the middle 1850s. A good number of them used ties to the old country to establish themselves in food distribution businesses, first in New Orleans, then across south Louisiana.   Most of the Italians who came here during that era were from Sicily, many of them fleeing after the failure of...

Sicily, 1935: Sarina, a young woman with three children, gives up her young daughter Tina to her aunt Vittoria, who lives in a different town, with no apparent explanation. The child, just four, at first is intrigued by the move, which she believes to be a summer vacation, but slowly reality settles in and her journey into abandonment begins. &nbs...