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Wallace, James M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author presents the memoir of Angelo Patri, a very important and well-known educational figure during the first of the last century in his educational career. In 1917 Patri published Schoolmaster of the Great City, which gives readers vivid impressions of his early life in Italy and New York, his family and community, his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Education, Educational History, Biographies
Gilbert, Janet; Hotchkiss, Jacob – 1979
This guide provides material for introducing ethnic studies in the early elementary school curriculum. The publication can be appropriately used at more than a single grade level. The first section, a manual for pupils, examines the everyday lives of two cousins in two Sicilian communities. The experiences of a third cousin, living in an ethnic…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Materials
Nelli, Humbert S. – 1983
A sociological, political, and cultural history of Italians in America, this book's chapters discuss (1) Italian explorers, intellectuals, and artisans who participated in the settlement and establishment of the United States; (2) socioeconomic conditions in nineteenth century Italy that led to mass emigration; (3) the distribution of Italian…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Background, Economic Status, Ethnic Distribution
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Gabaccia, Donna – OAH Magazine of History, 1999
Discusses the migration of Italians who left Italy to search for work and migrated in multiple directions around the world forming a global network of social connections to their homeland. Explains that Italian men migrated much more often than women to work in construction, mining, industry, and on plantations or do other forms of agriculture.…
Descriptors: Employment, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Italian Americans