In 2013, the United Nations estimated that 232 million people, or 3.2% of the world population, lived outside their country of origin. Imagine if all the expats were put together, they would form the 5th most populous country in the world. We could call it the United States of Expatriates. Around the world, the wealthy and poor alike are moving aro...

If you ask many people in United States “Where do the Italian Americans live?” it is often true that the northeast comes to mind. The Italian immigrant wave in the early 20th century famously began a great migration from the “old country”. The classic stories of Ellis Island often start with New York City. The entire northeast enjoys a beautiful la...

When was the last time while shopping you were excited about sharing your email or phone number with your sales associate? Think about it. We all know the answer. Never. Registering with a brand is that somewhat bothersome step we get asked every time. We don't like it. It is hard to find excitement and value; maybe a tiny one-off discount immediat...

Italy began building its high-speed rail system in 1977, when an initial piece of the Rome-Florence line was completed. Over the decades it has developed its network until it has almost 1000 kilometers of high-speed lines. Our country is not the first in terms of extension of the network, for example France or Spain have about 3 times as many kilom...

Baltimore Orioles first baseman and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he returned to the field in 2021 and picked up where he left off. His appearance in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and winning of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award made it a season to remember.  Mancini has...

The work I conducted had as its goal the construction of the processes that led to the evolution of some Italian American organizations from the late 1880s to the present. A preliminary study of the published bibliography was followed by a specific integrated study of the American territory. At the procedural level, every moment was seized, every n...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society's founder, Raymond Guarini, has garnered support from FIAO (Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd.) and the local district's councilman, Justin Brannan, to have Dyker Heights' 13th Avenue designated as an official Little Italy historic district. Guarini started a petition on Change.org...

In a desolate valley outside Eureka, Nevada, lies the common grave where five Italian charcoal burners were shot dead in 1879 by a sheriff’s posse while striking for better wages on the burgeoning mining frontier. Their names were Giovanni Pedroni, Marcellus Locatelli, Teodoro Zesta, Pompeo Pattini, Antonio Canonica. Yet, for well over a century, t...

Many stories have been told about Buffalo Bill. In Italy, his popularity has always been very strong. He was an icon of that America of the Frontier, now at the end of its historical phase and ready to enter the dimension of literary and cinematographic myth that has nourished generations of Italians. It is no coincidence that, during the performan...

What was the contribution of the Italian Americans in the fields of business ideas tied to engineering, medicine, and technology? Here are some examples from various fields: the folding sofa bed by Bernard Castro; the magnetic recording videotape by Joseph Anthony Mazzitello; the “miracle mop” by Joy Mangano; the Radio Flyer Red Wagon by Antonio Pa...