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Susan Marie Antonelli – ProQuest LLC, 2020
This study examined the collegiate experience of strongly ethnically identified Italian American college students and sought to understand how they made sense of their experiences. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine participants who graduated from a Bachelor's degree program in the United States within the last five years.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Student Experience, College Students
Galli Tognota, Vittoria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
PROBLEM: Italian-Americans belong to one of the cultural groups that have suffered discrimination throughout the decades since their or their families' immigration to the United States. As early the first half of the twentieth century, Italian-Americans had already suffered discrimination, alienation, and exclusion. Such factors became obstacles…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, Italian Americans, Qualitative Research
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Marino, Michael P.; Crocco, Margaret S. – Social Studies, 2015
Pizza serves as a powerful example of historical themes such as immigration, cultural exchange and urbanization. In the post-WWII United States, Trenton, NJ, and other cities were gradually being transformed by suburbanization, the rise of fast food, and changes in family living related to women's entry in large numbers into the paid workforce.…
Descriptors: United States History, Food, History Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Moretti, Erica – History of Education, 2015
In the early years of the twentieth century, the great structural, social and cultural changes in American society included a growing number of immigrants arriving from the poorest regions of Europe. For the first time, the issues of immigration, assimilation and social integration became the most important problems facing American society. In the…
Descriptors: United States History, Acculturation, Italian Americans, Teaching Methods