La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience
by Mangione, Jerre and Ben Morreale
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. First Edition. hardcover. VG+ / VG+: Ex-library, label on spine of dj, stamps and markings on publication page / top and bottom page block, and card pocket and sticker on back flyleaf, but otherwise clean, tight, and mark-free, interiorwise. Dj is well-protected in mylar cover, with a bump to upper righthand corner of front cover.. Tan boards with red cloth spine; xx pp. + 508 pp. of text, including two sections (32 pages total) of black and white images (11 illustrations and 54 photos); off-white dj with black, red and green text, wrapped in mylar cover and attached securely to boards. Pages purposefully cut unevenly. "... the first comprehensive account of the Italian American immigration, combining historical research with the gripping personal narratives of the immigrants themselves and their descendants--first-person stories of the adventurers, missionaries, artisans, laborers, and peasants of both sexes who settled throughout the United States" (Inside front flap). Includes Table of Contents broken into nine parts: 1. Italians Among the Colonizers; 2. The Land They Left; 3. Emigration Fever; 4. The Land They Came To; 5. New Roots Across the Nation; 6. Crime and Prejudice; 7. Work, Politics, and Divertimenti; 8. Assimilation; 9. Old Wine in New Bottles, 1940-1990. All preceded by a Prologue and "The Song of the Emigrants," and followed by an Epilogue, Bibliography and Index.
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