Author:Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mario M. Cuomo

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The Italian American Family Album

By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mario M. Cuomo

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 124200

ISBN: 0195124200

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 134 b/w illus., Oxford University Press


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 in... View more info