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The Resource The Italian American family album, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ; introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo

The Italian American family album, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ; introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo

Label
The Italian American family album
Title
The Italian American family album
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ; introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Italian immigrant says, "I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them." Against all odds--a new language, new customs, and the ethnic slurs and catcalls of prejudice--Italian Americans paved the streets, rolled the cigars, sewed the clothes, cooked the meals, and did all manner of back-breaking work to build a new life in Lamerica, the land of success. The Italian American Family Album brings us into the heart of those immigrants' experiences. Through diaries, letters, interviews, and articles from magazines and newspapers we share the ordeals and the triumphs of the Italian American first setting foot on his new homeland. These personal accounts and family photographs of scores of Italian American families tell inspiring and courageous stories of hardship and suffering. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the journey across the Atlantic was remembered by many as the via dolorosa, the "sorrowful way." And even after arriving in the new homeland and successfully getting through immigration, finding a job and a place to live, and learning new ways of doing almost everything was a challenge. But there was joy in the new country, as well. The new arrivals were embraced by a community of fellow Italians with a grand sense of humor, an intense appreciation of music, and an even greater appreciation of good food. Life for the newcomer was full of old traditions and pleasure, and we hear first-hand how the old ways endured even as new philosophies and customs were embraced daily. Through the stories of the children of those early immigrants--writers Gay Talese and John Ciardi, entertainers like Tony Bennett, baseball great Yogi Berra, and others not famous, but still proud to call themselves Italian Americans--we see how family pride and strong ties to the old country survive even today. As Governor Mario Cuomo says in his introduction: "I have always been intensely proud that I am the son of Italian immigrants and that my Italian heritage helped make me the man I am." That pride and the unique experiences of the early Italian Americans are an integral part of our country's history. Through the memories and photographs from the albums of generations of Italian families we meet real people, cut of the same cloth as we are--a many-colored and multi-textured cloth of ethnic customs, languages, traditions, and memories. We are a nation of immigrants, and The Italian American Family Album belongs to each of us
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoobler, Dorothy
Dewey number
973/.0451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I8
LC item number
H66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoobler, Thomas
Series statement
American family albums
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American families
  • Italian Americans
  • Italian American families
  • Italian Americans
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Italian American family album, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ; introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 123) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old country. La Via Vecchia ; The dream of the immigrants -- The trip to America. Blazing the trail ; Saying good-bye ; From village to port ; The ocean voyage -- Lamerica. Early arrivals ; Isola Della Lacrime ; Finding a paesano -- Going to work. Pick and shovel ; Working the land ; Women's work ; Fighting for the union ; The burden of prejudice ; Success stories in the West -- La Via Nuova. Little Italy ; La famiglia ; The church ; School ; Social clubs and associations ; Ties to the homeland ; World War II -- A part of America. Changing times, changing traditions ; Fighting the Mafia stereotype ; Making it ; Pizza, pasta, and more ; Festa! ; The Bucchieri family -- Italian American timeline
Control code
29594450
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780195081268
Isbn Type
(lib. ed. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93046918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)29594450
Label
The Italian American family album, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler ; introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 123) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old country. La Via Vecchia ; The dream of the immigrants -- The trip to America. Blazing the trail ; Saying good-bye ; From village to port ; The ocean voyage -- Lamerica. Early arrivals ; Isola Della Lacrime ; Finding a paesano -- Going to work. Pick and shovel ; Working the land ; Women's work ; Fighting for the union ; The burden of prejudice ; Success stories in the West -- La Via Nuova. Little Italy ; La famiglia ; The church ; School ; Social clubs and associations ; Ties to the homeland ; World War II -- A part of America. Changing times, changing traditions ; Fighting the Mafia stereotype ; Making it ; Pizza, pasta, and more ; Festa! ; The Bucchieri family -- Italian American timeline
Control code
29594450
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780195081268
Isbn Type
(lib. ed. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93046918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)29594450

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