Italians in America: A Celebration


Beginning with the 16th- and 17th-century Italian explorers of the American continent, this book traces historical figures of Italian descent who participated in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and early American politics. Chapters also are devoted to Italian American inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, athletes and entertainers. A special section is dedicated to pioneering Italian American women and their accomplishments. The book’s 200-plus illustrations include rare and historic photographs of immigrant life in the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as images of significant people and events in modern Italian American history.