A brief history of the Italian Risorgimento provides the context for the great flight from the mezzogiorno region. By the late 19th century, Italians begin to put down roots and "Little ... See full summary »

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Stewart Wolf ...
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Sejal M. Patel ...
Herself, National Institutes of Health
Robert Orsi ...
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Anthony Margavio ...
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Donna Gabaccia ...
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Tom Santopietro ...
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Laurie Fabiano ...
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Fred Gardaphe ...
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Justin Nystrom ...
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Tom Smith ...
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Stephen Fox ...
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A brief history of the Italian Risorgimento provides the context for the great flight from the mezzogiorno region. By the late 19th century, Italians begin to put down roots and "Little Italys" spring up in urban areas throughout the U.S. But the first generation, holding onto language and culture, is branded "outsiders" and mistrusted by non-Italians. In New Orleans, this mistrust explodes into violence and 11 Italian Americans are murdered by an armed mob. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a second-generation Italian American saves his community from disaster while creating one of the greatest financial institutions in America.

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