La Storia – Five centuries of the Italian American Experience

by Jerre Mangione, Ben Morreale

The essence of this illuminating, panoramic chronicle is the great migration of Italians to the U.S. between 1880 and 1924. Their path to assimilation was emphasized by hard work, family solidarity, tradition-laden weddings and festivals… but also by poverty, crowded housing and dangerous working conditions ….A saga of a people, their struggles, and their triumphs in a new world.

Should be read by all Americans interested in what binds us together, despite our different backgrounds.