Italians To America

Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports Passengers Arriving at New York, April 1901 - September 1901

Author: Ira A. Glazier,P. William Filby

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 503

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Italians to America provides both genealogists and researchers of family history with the first extensive, indexed source of Italian surname immigrants. This entire project was planned to span the years 1850 through 1893, but now the series has been extended. The series reproduces information from the original passenger lists filed by all vessels entering U.S. ports from abroad. Ships that departed from Italian ports or carried passengers who declared themselves to be of Italian origin are included, with first and last names, age, sex, occupation, and province and village of origin (whenever available) provided for each emigrant. A complete index of names is included at the end of every volume. Italians to America may be ordered by individual volume. Standing orders, which receive a 10% discount, are also welcomed.
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Italians to America

Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899 : Passengers Arriving at New York January 1880-December 1884

Author: Ira A. Glazier,P. William Filby

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780842024518

Category: History

Page: 549

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Italians to America is the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States. This series contains passenger list information in chronological order on the first major wave of Italian migration during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. As with the highly regarded companion series on German immigrants, Italians to America presents the passenger lists in chronological order, including information on each person's age, sex, occupation, village of origin, and destination, plus the name of the ship, the port of embarkation and the date of arrival. Each volume also contains an introduction on the history of Italian migration to the U.S. and a full name index, greatly simplifying the researcher's job.
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Italian Immigrants, 1880-1920

Author: Anne M. Todd

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736807968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3688

Discusses the reasons Italian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes sidebars and activities.
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Italian Immigrants

Author: Michael Burgan,Robert Asher

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810359X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8220

The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a nation of nations. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day, the new Immigration to the United States set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief preface to the set written by general editor Robert Asher that discusses some of the broad reasons why people came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's narrative highlights the themes, people, places, and events that were important to each immigrant group. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a particular group found when they arrived in the United States as well as where they settled. Historical information and background on the various communities present life as it was lived at the time they arrived. The books then trace the group's history and current status in the United States. Each volume includes photographs and illustrations such as passports and other artifacts of immigration, as well as quotes from original source materials. Box features highlight special topics or people, and each book is rounded out with a glossary, timeline, further reading list, and index.
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The North American Italian Renaissance

Italian Writing in America and Canada

Author: Kenneth Scambray

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550711073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 130

View: 7126

This collection of essays offers the reader a critical analysis of the wide range of Italianese literature written over the last thirty years in North America. While writing by Italians in North America dates back over to the settlement of the New World, the last three decades in both Canada and America can justifiably be termed a renaissance in Italian writing. Both post-war immigrants and second and third generation North America Italians have produced a plethora of works in all literary genres and academic fields. Kenneth Scambray discusses the five major categories representative critical, scholarly, and imaginative works written since the 1970s. In the first three sections on history, folklore, and sociology, he locates the Italian experience socially and culturally in North America. In the following sections Scambray explores the works of selected North American Italian novelists, poets, and playwrights who have written about their Italian ethnic experiences.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture

Author: Gabrielle Euvino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144065056X

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9362

You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of Michelangelo, the poetry of Dante, and the Ferrari of your dreams. Get ready to indulge! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture' will satisfy your thirst for all things Italian with its in-depth information about Italian art and literature, wine and cooking, and famous Italians and Italian Americans. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Secrets of Italian cooking sure to whet your appetite! -The Italian-American connection, from pizza to the Mafia to soccer. -A comprehensive look at the centuries-long struggle to unify Italy. -The power and glory of the Renaissance.
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Italians in Detroit

Author: Armando Delicato

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738539850

Category: History

Page: 128

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People of Italian descent have been present in Detroit since Alfonso Tonti, second-in-command to Antoine Cadillac, participated in the founding of the city in 1701. By the close of the 19th century, the trickle of Italian immigrants had become a torrent, as thousands rushed to the growing industrial center. Settling on the lower east side, the community grew rapidly, especially north and east into Macomb County. Italians in Detroit did not remain in a "little Italy," but mingled with the diverse population of the city. Through a combination of hard work and strong family and community ties, the Italians of Detroit have achieved their dreams of a better life. They have met the challenges of living in a new land while nurturing the culture of the old country. The challenge that remains is to nurture a love of heritage among young Italian Americans as the immigrant generation fades.
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The Columbia Companion to American History on Film

How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508395

Category: History

Page: 696

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American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much is entertainment and how much is rooted in historical fact? In The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, more than seventy scholars consider the gap between history and Hollywood. They examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic. Divided into eight broad categories—Eras; Wars and Other Major Events; Notable People; Groups; Institutions and Movements; Places; Themes and Topics; and Myths and Heroes—the volume features extensive cross-references, a filmography (of discussed and relevant films), notes, and a bibliography of selected historical works on each subject. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film is also an important resource for teachers, with extensive information for research or for course development appropriate for both high school and college students. Though each essay reflects the unique body of film and print works covering the subject at hand, every essay addresses several fundamental questions: What are the key films on this topic? What sources did the filmmaker use, and how did the film deviate (or remain true to) its sources? How have film interpretations of a particular historical topic changed, and what sorts of factors—technological, social, political, historiographical—have affected their evolution? Have filmmakers altered the historical record with a view to enhancing drama or to enhance the "truth" of their putative message?
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Encyclopedia of North American Immigration

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811012X

Category: United States

Page: 464

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Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.
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