italian america: history & heritage

La Nostra Storia - The Italian Legacy in the Mother Lode

It is well known that from the 1880's to the 1940's, the Italians were among the largest of the immigrant groups to settle in America. But less is known about the earlier wave of Italians from northern Italy who established their economic and cultural communities across the United States. It was in California that their communities and enterprises flourished the most. We have all benefited from their legacy. From our access to banking services to the food we eat, we are all indebted to these pioneers for the inheritance they have left us. Visit the website: Una Storia Segreta


Read: Sacred Places; Historic Italian Buildings of the California Gold Country 

Read: La Mamma Italiana

Read: Rosie The Riveter


Read: Mother Cabrini, The Immigrant Saint

Read: Northern California Italians

Read: War In Italy and ItalianRescue of the Jews


Read: Prisoners In Paradise

Read: In Defense Of Our Country