ERIC Number: ED117025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Italian-Americans of the South Bend-Mishawaka Area.
Fotia, Elizabeth R.; Rasmussen, Karen
Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Italian Americans can enhance cultural awareness. This document presents the story of Italians beginning with cultural roots in Italy and their subsequent emigration to the United States, including to South Bend, Indiana. Four major areas are explored. An account of why Italians left Italy relates agrarian poverty, political instability, and economic depression as major reasons. Next, emigration patterns of the early 20th century are examined with special emphasis on the Italians of South Bend. Following is an account of Italian life in Northern Indiana and surrounding social conditions. Finally, a few Italians who have contributed to American culture, music, art, and politics are discussed. (JR)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana