Italians built a lot of New Haven, but it wasn’t easy

May 05, 2015 890

Everyone knows in New Haven, you come to Wooster Street to find everything Italian. But where did those Italians come from? Author Anthony Riccio knows. He literally wrote the book about Italian Americans in New Haven.

"You had people from Piedmonte, which was the northern part," Riccio said. "You had people from Lombardy, you had people from Sicily. Name the province, they were here." He says the huge hardware maker Sargent sent recruiters over to Italy.

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