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Book recommendations?

Post by Poipuo4 » 09 May 2007, 12:54

Does anyone have recommendations for a book on the Italian immigrant experience in the US at the turn of the century? I am interested in learning more about the great wave of immigration, and perhaps learn about life in NYC's little Italy in the 1900s.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Post by Biff83 » 09 May 2007, 15:06

In my opinion, the best general history of Italian emigration to the United States is Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale's La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience which should be available at your local library or via interlibrary loan. Bookcloseouts has a couple of paperback copies available for $6.99 plus shipping. A great read.

http://www.bookcloseouts.com/default.as ... 060924416B

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Post by Poipuo4 » 09 May 2007, 19:25

Thanks for the great links. I will check those out. Biff: I just purchased the book you suggested. It should be very interesting.
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Post by Biff83 » 09 May 2007, 19:33

Poipuo4 wrote:Biff: I just purchased the book you suggested. It should be very interesting.
I'm on my fourth reread of the book right now. I'm positive you'll enjoy it.

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