Galveston Historical Foundation

Feeling Italian : The Art of Ethnicity in America


by Thomas J. Ferraro


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Southern Italian emigration to the United States peaked a full century ago, descendents are now fourth and fifth generation, dispersed from their old industrial neighborhoods, professionalized, and fully integrated into the melting pot. Surely the social historians are right: Italian Americans are fading into the twilight of their ethnicity. So, why is the American imagination enthralled by The Sopranos, and other portraits of Italian-ness?

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