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Italian Americans – Part IV

Italian Americans – Part IV During this period the airwaves were filled with Italian American singers and performers. Names like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Connie Francis and many, many more bringing enormous pride to the Italian American community. With regard to Jack Kennedy and Frank Sinatra however […]

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Italian Americans – Part III

Italian Americans – Part III In the late 20th century, Italian-American activists argued that during World War II the US had violated the civil rights of some Italian Americans by classifying all who were not citizens as enemy aliens. They said that the US had failed to differentiate between those who had committed or promoted […]

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The Italian Americans – Part II

The Italian Americans – Part II Italian Americans are an ethnolinguistic group of Americans of Italian ancestry. Italian Americans are the fourth largest European ethnic group in the United States. About 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States from 1820 to 2004. Immigration began in earnest during the 1870s, when more than twice as […]

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The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village from which they came. These individual but related cultures established the basis of contemporary Italian American culture. A University of Chicago study of fifteen ethnic […]

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