Section 6
Italians in America
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"When they got to America, they learned three things:
- that the streets were not paved with gold;

- that the streets were not paved at all;
- and that they were expected to pave them."

Italian - American
Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. http://www.italyemb.org/
Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli http://www.italians-world.org/Italy/BancaDatiGb.htm
The data banks on Italian emigrants to the United States, Argentina and Brazil.
Frizzi & Lazzi http://www.frizzilazzi.com/ 
The Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theatre Company
Heritage
Italian-American Style
(Book)

http://www.italianheritage.net
Questions and answers for Italians (and those who wish they were) on the significant contributions Italians and Italian-Americans have made to the world.







Institute of Italian Culture in NY http://www.italcultny.org/  
ItaliAmerica.org http://www.italiamerica.org/  
Italian American Cultural Organization Honoring Families
Who Emigrated to America from Southern Italy and Sicily
Italian America http://www.needham.mec.edu/nps_web_docs/high_school/cur/
kane98/kane_p6_immig/italianII/rjs.html
 
Italian American History: A Timeline http://pirate.shu.edu/~connelwi/itamtime.htm  
The Italian American Home Page http://members.aol.com/AlSkor/italo-amer.html
Italian-American Pioneers of the Imperial Valley http://www.imperial.cc.ca.us/pioneers/italian.htm
The Italian - American Web Ring http://www.angelfire.com/ny/maryg/ring.html
Register your Italian-American website here.
Italian Americans.com http://www.ItalianAmericans.com  
Italian-American Writers http://www.ItalianAmericanWriters.com 
The Italian-American Web Site
of New York
http://www.italian-american.com/
The Italian Historical Society of America http://www.italianhistorical.org/index.htm  
ItalianiAmerica http://www.italianiinamerica.com/   
The Italian Immigrant Experience in America (1870-1920) http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1999/3/99.03.06.x.html#a   
Life Stories of Italian American Women http://www.italianamericanwomen.com/
The Risks and Struggles of Italian Immigration http://www.iona.edu/faculty/dwilliams/130/martino.html
By James Martino
Welcome to Little Italy
( New York )
http://hometown.aol.com/nonstopny/italiano/italymap.htm

Italians Viewed as Enemy Aliens
Italians Seek Apology for WWII Uprooting http://www.vikingphoenix.com/news/stn/1997/pirn9733.htm
Fort Missoula History,
Missoula, Montana.
http://www.target.k12.mt.us/fort/history.htm
Political Initiatives -
1942: Victims of Fear
http://italic.org/initiat.htm
A Secret History http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/
archive/2001/10/21/CM136241.DTL
 
A Secret History: The harassment of Italians during World War II has particular relevance today and serves as a warning of what could happen.
Una Storia Segreta:
When Italian-Americans Were 'Enemy Aliens'
http://www.io.com/~segreta/
U.S. Department of Justice http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/wviacla.htm  
Civil Rights Division. Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act.
The Village Voice: Feature:
When Being Italian
was a Crime.
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0015/goodyear.shtml

Societies, Clubs & Organizations
American Association
Teachers of Italian
(AATI)
http://www.italianstudies.org/aati/ 
The Augustus Society http://www.augustus.org/
The Center for Italian Studies http://www.italianstudies.org/
il Circolo Filippo Mazzei http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1709/Mazzei.htm
Federation of American Women's
Clubs Overseas (FAWCO)
http://www.fawco.org/ 
Florence, Genoa, Torino, Palermo, Rome, Naples, Milan, Vercelli and Bari.
Fieri


















http://www.fieri.org/
FIERI (meaning "proud" in Italian) is a non-profit organization of young Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italophiles ages 18-39 who promote the study of Italian and Italian American history, higher education, professional networking, and the positive portrayal of Italian-American images.

FIERI-Boston
http://www.fieri-boston.org 
FIERI-Brooklyn
http://fierib.tripod.com/indx1.htm  
FIERI-Bronx/Westchester http://www.fieribronxwestchester.org/ 
FIERI-Chicago http://www.fieri-chicago.org/ 
FIERI-Detroit http://www.fieri.org/detroit/  
FIERI-Long Island
http://www.fieri.org/chapters/fierili.html 
FIERI-Manhattan
http://www.fierimanhattan.org/  
FIERI-Milwaukee   
FIERI-North Jersey http://www.fierinorthjersey.org/
                  http://www.geocities.com/fierinj/ 
FIERI-Southern California
http://www.fieri.org/chapters/fierisc.html 
FIERI-Staten Island http://www.fierisi.org/  
FIERI-Toronto http://www.fieri.org/chapters/fieritoronto.html 
FIERI-Queens
http://www.fieri.org/queens/  
FIERI-Washington D.C. http://www.fieridc.org/ 

Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli http://www.italians-world.org/Italy/BancaDatiGb.htm
The data banks on Italian emigrants to the United States, Argentina and Brazil.
Fratellanza Society












 

 

 

 

http://www.fratellanza.org/
The Fratellanza is the oldest Italian American organization in the United States. The Fratellanza Society was organized on November 11, 1866 and was incorporated on December 6, 1866 as a fraternal and benevolent society under the Societá Unione e Fratellanza Italiana (Italian Fraternal Union). Click here to see a photo of the house where the first Fratellanza Society meetings were held.

The Primary objective was and continues to be, to create an organization that will promote unity between Italians and their adopted country. A unity which meant the fusing of all Italian-Americans into one compact body devoted to the interest of patriotism, charity, and brotherly love.

A business meeting is conducted on the first Wednesday of each month. We conduct annual events such as the annual banquet, and the member picnic. We also have many other special events (Cardinal baseball outings etc.) chaired by ambitious members. The group also participates in Italian community events ranging from local festivals to the Columbus Day parade.

The initial and current purpose of the Fratellanza is the promotion of the general welfare of all members in the tradition of the Italian American community. Any male, eighteen years or older, may apply for membership. The Fratellanza strives to keep alive the Italian roots and heritage of the founders, however membership is open to all, regardless of ethnic background.

Italian-American Lawyers Association http://www.iala.lawzone.com/
The Italian Cultural Society of
Washington D.C.
http://www.italianculturalsociety.org/
Instituto Italiano di Cultura - New York http://www.italcultny.org
Italian Genealogical Society of America http://64.252.159.163/igsa/ 
Members' benefits, contact information, chat room, and other assistance for Americans tracing their Italian roots.
Italian Heritage Society of Indiana http://www.italianheritage.org/
Italian Historical  Society of America http://www.italianhistorical.org/
Italian Sons and Daughters of America http://www.orderisda.org/ 
Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans
( JCCIA )
http://www.jccia.com/index.htm
National Italian American Foundation ( NIAF ) http://www.niaf.org/
National Organization of Italian - American Women
( NOIAW )
http://www.noiaw.com/
One Stop Italian America-

Order Sons of Italy

http://www.osia.org/
OSIA, through its 750 community-based chapters, 21 state chapters, two subsidiary organizations--the Sons of Italy Foundation and the Commission for Social Justice--and its National Office in Washington, D.C., works to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Americans of Italian descent. Its objectives, as conceived by its founders, are to enroll all men and women of Italian heritage under one banner in order to preserve and disseminate the rich cultural heritage of Italy; and to promote and advance their progress everywhere within the framework of American society.
Order Sons of Italy - DOVER

http://www.osiadover.org
Welcome to the Order of Sons of Italy, Caesar Rodney Lodge in Dover, Delaware USA!  We are part of the National OSIA organization.
Societŕ Italiana Di Mutua Beneficenza Cefalutana http://www.cefalutanasociety.50megs.com/index.html   
A Benevolent Society Organized By Immigrants and Their Descendants From Cefalů, Sicily. Their web site contains the following information on: Brief History, Historical Information, Mausoleum Burial Records, How to Join, the Membership Roster, and Serio Family Genealogy.

Italian - American Festivals & Events
The Feast of San Gennaro in New York City's Little Italy http://www.littleitalynyc.com/sg_page1.asp
The oldest, largest and liveliest festa, the Feast of San Gennaro attracts more than 3 million people over 11 days in September.
Festa Italiana -
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://www.festaitaliana.com/
Festa Italiana -
Seattle, Washington
http://www.festaseattle.com/
ItalyLink.com http://www.italylink.com/festivals.html  
Festivals in the U.S. and Italy.
La Festa di San Nicola - New York http://hometown.aol.com/nonstopny/25anniv/ideagate.htm
Herrin Festa Italiana -
Herrin, Illinois
http://www.herrinfesta.com/
Instituto Italiano di Cultura - New York http://www.italcultny.org
Italian-American events in New York
Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana http://www.littleitalyfestival.org/
NonStop New York's Italianissimo:La Festa di San Guiseppe NYC Stlye http://members.aol.com/nonstopny/italiano/stjoseph.htm  
NonStop New York Salutes: La Festa di San Gennaro http://members.aol.com/nonstopny/italiano/gennaro.htm 
Welcome to Little Italy (New York) http://hometown.aol.com/nonstopny/italiano/italymap.htm

Italian - American Communities
Boston NorthEnd http://www.northendboston.com/  
The Bronx http://www.arthuravenuebronx.com/
Ferragosto di Belmont, Merchant List,Enrico Fermi, Belmont News & Photos, Mt. Carmel Church, Italofile(Online Store), Recipe of the Week, Local Restaurants, Belmont Arthur LDC, Arthur Avenue Market, Travel Tips & Information, Celebrity Spotlight, Italian Serenade, Message Board, and Belmont Playhouse. 
Chicago Heights, Illinois http://www.the-pagorias.com/heights.htm 
Interesting article of how jobs attracted Italians to Chicago Heights, Illinois by Dominic Candeloro.
Chicago Heights 1890-1975 http://www.the-pagorias.com/heights2.htm  
By Dominic Candeloro.
Chicago's Italian Genealogy Information Station http://www.angelfire.com/il/ChicagoItalians/index.html  
Evansville, Indiana http://personal.pitnet.net/heathde/evansville 
Details on the Italians that came the town of Evansville, Indiana
in the period 1863-1918. About 50% of these Italians came from Molise and about 30 % came from Sicily, primarily Termini Immerese.
The Italians of New York http://www.nyhistory.org/italians/great.html
Five centuries of struggle and achievement.
Italy at St. Louis http://www.italystl.com/
San Diego Italian American Community Page
http://members.tripod.com/~verdicchio/ItalianAmerican.html
Seattle, Washington http://www.italiaseattle.com/ 
Southern California People http://www.socalhistory.org/Italians.htm
Italians in Los Angeles
Welcome to Little Italy (New York) http://hometown.aol.com/nonstopny/italiano/italymap.htm
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida http://www.ybor.org/historicclubs/italiano.asp 

Italian - American Newspapers & Periodicals
Fra Noi  http://www.franoi.com/  
Chicagoland's Italian American Voice
l'Idea  http://members.aol.com/nonstopny/25anniv/lidea25.htm#L 
L'Idea is published in Italian in NYC [Brooklyn]. Created in 1974 by a young group of volunteers from the "Molese Cultural Club," this periodical was born and its content evolved. Over time, L'Idea has changed from a bi-monthly to a quarterly but its focus has remained constant: news that pertains to the Molese community in the USA. Throughout its ups and downs, L'Idea has adapted itself to the changing needs of its readers.
   For instance, this is why L'Idea evolved from a broadside to a magazine with a reduced format [8.5" X 11"] but with many more pages, always aiming to cover the activities of the Italian and Pugliese community around the globe, a group that's always followed the developments of this publication.
   Then and now, L'Idea exists to serve the Pugliese community in the USA. If you'd like to receive L'Idea, free of charge, send your request with your address to: Leonardo Campanile, publisher, or phone:(718) 339-2224.
The Italian Tribune http://www.italiantribune.com/
The premier Italian American weekly newspaper since 1931.

Italian - American Magazines
Italian American Magazine





http://www.osia.org/public/magazine/magazine.asp  
Produced by Order Sons of Italy. OSIA's National Office keeps members, supporters, and media representatives informed about organizational news and events, issues, persons, and institutions in the Italian-American community and Italy through a comprehensive communications program of prints and electronic media. Subject matter: Book Reviews, Current Events, Italian Cuisine, and Travel.
Primo http://www.primomagazine.com 
http://www.flprimo.com

Tenements
How the Other Half Lives http://tenant.net/Community/Riis/title.html
Studies among the tenements of New York.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum in NYC http://www.tenement.org/
One of the four recreated apartments featured at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in NYC is that of the Sicilian American Baldizzi family who lived in our tenement building in the 1930s.

Emigrants
Emigrants from Philadelphia, PA ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/1pa/emigrants/1918em01.txt
A list of 1300 names from Philadelphia, PA who returned to Italy. Emigrants: From Sep 1918-Jan 1919: Philadelphia, PA Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Herbert Hart. hdh30@worldnet.att.net
This archive is located on the following site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/pafiles.htm

Italians to America Series

Italians to America
Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899
Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby

Volume 1 Jan. 1880-Dec. 1884 ISBN 0-8420-2451-4
Volume 2 Jan. 1885-June 1887 ISBN 0-8420-2452-2
Volume 3 July 1887-June 1889 ISBN 0-8420-2453-0
Volume 4 July 1889-Oct. 1890 ISBN 0-8420-2454-9
Volume 5 Nov.1890-Dec. 1891 ISBN 0-8420-2455-7
Volume 6 Jan. 1892-Dec. 1892 ISBN 0-8420-2456-5
Volume 7 Jan. 1893-Sept. 1893   ISBN 0-8420-2457-3
Volume 8 Oct. 1893-May 1895 ISBN 0-8420-2458-1
Volume 9 June 1895-June 1896 ISBN 0-8420-2459-X
Volume 10 July 1896-June 1897 ISBN 0-8420-2460-3
Volume 11 June 1897-May1898 ISBN 0-8420-2461-1
Volume 12 May1898-April 1899 ISBN 0-8420-2462-X

The Italian Notables
Christopher Columbus http://www.italian-american.com/columbus.htm
Filippo Mazzei
-Godfather of the
Declaration of Independence
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1709/Mazzei.htm
By Louis and Vicki Alfano
Giuseppe Garibaldi http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/hist/garib/garib.html
The Anthony P. Campanella Collection of Giuseppe Garibaldi
The Italian American
Web Site of New York
























http://www.italian-american.com/famous.htm
Famous Italians
Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo)
Columbus’s Crew List
Columbus Everything
Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot)
Joe DiMaggio (Baseball)
Vince Lombardi (Football)
Rocky Marciano (Boxing)
Nicolo Machiavelli (Politics-Government 1500's)
"The Prince" by Nicolo Machiavelli
Rudolph W. Giuliani (Politics-NYC Mayor)
Geraldine Ferraro (Politics-ran for VP of U.S.A.)
Mario Cuomo (Politics-Governer of NY)
William Paca (Politics-Governor of Maryland)
(Two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Italian
   descent: Maryland'sWilliam Paca and Delaware's Caesar Rodney).

Giuseppe Garibaldi (Politics-Revolutionary)
Filippo Mazzei (Politics-Declaration of Independence)
Francis Ford Coppola (film)
Martin Scorsese (film)
Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci (science-mathematics)
Galileo Galilei (Science-mathematics, physics and astronomy)
Alessandra Giuseppi Antonio Anastasio Volta (science-Electrochemistry)
Umberto Nobile (Science-Aeronautical engineer and pioneer)
Guglielmo Marconi (Science-Inventor/pioneer- electromagnetic waves)
Antonio Meucci (Family Link) Science-Invented the Telephone

* Information and wording as per site.

Personal Home Pages ( Italian )
The Alfano Homepage http://www.geocities.com/athens/acropolis/1709/ 
Bachigalupa's
Casa Baci
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/4840/
The Balbi Family http://www.balbifamily.com  
Spence "Sacco" Burton's
Home Page
http://www.spenceburton.com 
Kathy Caprio Genealogy http://caprioconnections.com   
Joe Caropepe’s
Home Page
http://www.caropepe.com/italy 
Celentano
Family Web Page
http://www.celentano.org/
or
http://www.CelentanoFamily.org 
Cimorelli Enterprises http://www.cimorelli.com/