One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us -- that there is always time to start a new dream.   This week's story is about an ambitious career woman, who began to reflect on what she re...

di Gianna Pontecorboli   Il Giorno della Memoria come spunto di riflessione per andare piu' lontano e ridefinire molte pagine della storia degli italo-americani? Questa e' la sfida che Fraser Ottanelli ha lanciato al Calandra Institute della City University di New York durante uno degli eventi newyorkesi dedicati al ricordo della Shoah....

Il 2 aprile 2014 uscirà per le Edizioni Trabant "Un Italiano in America" di Adolfo Rossi. Il volume è la ristampa dell'opera autobiografica del noto giornalista e diplomatico originario di Lendinara.   Attraverso il racconto della sua esperienza di emigrante negli Stati Uniti nella seconda metà del XIX secolo, Adolfo Rossi traccia un quadro...

L'emigrazione italiana è stata raccontata attraverso studi e ricerche, analisi attente e approfondite indagini. Anche i libri e le canzoni hanno "disegnato" questo fenomeno ma ora è il teatro a mettere in luce storie di emigranti italiani, quelli partiti per l'America nei primi anni del '900.   Il 24 febbraio il Teatro Italia di Roma (ore 20...

West Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria, Campania, Sicilia. In 1907, the worst mining...

Ellis Island was the gateway for more than 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors seeking a better future in America, from 1892 to 1954. The rich tapestry of cultures and nationalities who entered the new world there are revealed in these timeless photos taken between 1902-1913.   The photographs, from the collection of William W...

On the (virtual) road again, our trip around the US searching for Italian traces brings us today in Colorado. Again, not among the first States usually mentioned regarding the Italian emigration to the United States, but we will discover that there's a lot of Italy here too, starting from its motto that has its origin in Virgil's Aeneid: "Nil sine...

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at th...

History was made when WMHT-TV (PBS) premiered the local documentary, "The Neighborhood That Disappeared" on December 12. Viewers contributed more dollars during a single fundraising broadcast than ever before.   Nearly $40,000 was raised to support public television when WMHT aired the new documentary that tells the story of the neighborhood...

L'esperienza migratoria italiana in California è diversa se la si confronta a quella della East Coast degli Stati Uniti, marcata dal successo economico e sociale.L'ambizione tipica e così naturale negli italiani (provenienti soprattutto da Genova e Lucca e più tardi dalla Sicilia) da cercatori d'oro li ha portati ben presto ad affermarsi nei settor...