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Biava, Christina – 1995
Much Italian-American culture and writing, beginning with the Italians' migration and settlement in the United States from 1880 to 1920, is forgotten today. Italians traditionally did not value literacy and education. Italian-Americans, for economical reasons that they share with other ethnic and racial minorities as well as cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ethnic Bias, Higher Education, Immigrants
Birnbaum, Lucia Chiavola – 1987
The assimilation of Italians into American culture led to the loss of the Italian language, and an oral tradition of Italian peasants in which Italian feminist philosophy was grounded. The legends, parables, and proverbs told by these Italian women challenged the teachings of Catholicism, perpetuating an underground religious tradition which…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Activism, Females, Feminism
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Jaret, Charles – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1979
The ethnic press has played a vital role in the assimilation and the social and geographic mobility of immigrant groups. Its coverage of and editorial positions on ethnic relations, "Americanization," news and events occurring in the country of origin, the issue of language retention, and labor and economic concerns have influenced this…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Editorials, Ethnicity, Greek Americans
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
Toft, Carolyn Hewes, Ed. – 1975
This booklet, designed for both students and community members, provides a history and current description of The Hill, an Italian American community in St. Louis, Missouri. The history of Italian immigration is reviewed, with a focus on agricultural and economic conditions in Italy from 1850-1900. The social life, housing, and occupational…
Descriptors: Church Role, Community Development, Cultural Background, Economic Factors
Trivelli, Remo J. – 1975
A reader on Italians in Rhode Island, which provides ethnic material for Italian language courses at level three of high school or at third semester of college, is presented. Contents are as follows: a history of the Italians in Rhode Island; a profile of the lives of some of the prominent members of the Italian community; and an anthology of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Studies
Meloni, Alberto – 1978
Aspects of Italian immigration to the United States outlined in this guide include: (1) historical precedents for the Italian migration to North and South America; (2) economic reasons for the migration; (3) costs and resulting permanence of the migration; (4) characteristics of the family and individuals who migrated; (5) assimilation of these…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Status
Hayden, Robert C., Ed. – 1979
The document presents ten interviews with ethnically diverse Bostonian immigrants who have been long-time residents of their communities. It is part of the 1978-79 Ethnic Heritage Project for Boston Youth, designed for secondary students. Oral history is used to help students gain an understanding of the development of urban-ethnic neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Lopata, Helena Znaniecka – 1980
Social, economic, and cultural factors that historically have limited the housing choices of southern and eastern European immigrants to the United States and have influenced the development of ethnic neighborhoods in American cities are reviewed in this paper. Difficulties that non English speaking, relatively uneducated immigrants had in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Family Life
Balch Inst., Philadelphia, PA. – 1985
Italian-Americans such as industrialist Lee Iacocca, architect Robert Venturi, film-maker Brian De Palma, and writer Gay Talese have contributed to the emergence of ethnic groups as a major force in the cultural and business life of the United States. What is not widely appreciated, however, is the cultural, religious, craft, and family base which…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Community, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background
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Allen, Ray; Groce, Nancy, Ed. – New York Folklore, 1988
This special journal issue is designed to draw attention to the varied musical traditions of cultural groups living in New York State. Recent research by folklorists and musicologists also is examined. Articles include: (1) "Introduction: Folk and Traditional Music in New York State" (Ray Allen; Nancy Groce); (2) "African-American…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Anthropology, Black Culture, Chinese Americans
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Lassonde, Stephen – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2001
Examines growing acceptance of the concept of adolescence among Italian immigrants in New Haven, Connecticut before and after World War I. Notes changes in young people's ideas about their obligations to parents as high schools become popular institutional space for adolescence, and modifications of parents' views of education. (DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Attitude Change
D'Amico, Anthony J. – 1979
The document presents a history of an Italian immigrant family that settled in Westport, Connecticut, before 1900. The monograph is part of a project to investigate the ethnically varied cultural heritage of the Norwalk-Westport area. Objectives of the history are to record the story of the d'Amico family, shed light on the Westport Italian…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Culture, Attitude Change, Community Characteristics
Harris, Howard – 1985
The materials in this pamphlet describe the difficulties encountered by various racial and ethnic groups as they attempted to become assimilated into the American labor force. The experiences and problems faced by blacks, Jews, and immigrants from England, Ireland, the Scandinavian countries, China, Italy, and Puerto Rico are described in an…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1896
This is Volume 2 of the Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1894-95, containing Parts II and III. Part II contains the chapters: (1) The Bell and Lancaster System; (2) At What Age do Pupils Withdraw from the Public Schools; (3) Admission to College by Certificate; (4) Technological Instruction in the Land-Grant Colleges; (5)…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Age Differences, Withdrawal (Education), College Admission