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    The Italian Americans

    Breaking Through

    Mario Cuomo was a proud Italian American who embodied the larger story of America.

    Breaking Through

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    The Italian Americans

    Assimilation

    Immigrants were expected to assimilate into the American culture.

    Assimilation

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    The Italian Americans

    Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian anarchists found guilty of murder in 1921

    Sacco and Vanzetti

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    The Italian Americans

    Rudolph Valentino

    Rudolph Valentino brought something totally new to Hollywood

    Rudolph Valentino

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    The Italian Americans

    Italian American Pride

    Many Italian Americans discuss the history of their families

    Italian American Pride

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    The Italian Americans

    American Idols, Italian Roots

    1947-1954 was a golden era for Italian crooners.

    American Idols, Italian Roots

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    The Italian Americans

    Mario Cuomo and Antonin Scalia

    Mario Cuomo speaks at the 1984 Democratic National Convention to great acclaim

    Mario Cuomo and Antonin Scalia

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    The Italian Americans

    The Last Enclaves

    Today there are over 15 million people of Italian descent in America

    The Last Enclaves

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    The Italian Americans

    Italian Stereotypes

    Italian stereotypes are still prevalent in contemporary America.

    Italian Stereotypes

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    The Italian Americans

    Up From Ashes

    Loans empower Italians to rebuild after the 1906 earthquake.

    Up From Ashes

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    The Italian Americans

    The Godfather

    Based on Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name.

    The Godfather

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    The Italian Americans

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

    Frank Sinatra

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    The Italian Americans

    Joe DiMaggio

    DiMaggio made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig.

    Joe DiMaggio

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    The Italian Americans

    Birds of Passage

    Birds of Passage

    Birds of Passage

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    The Italian Americans

    Return to Italy

    Returning to Italy

    Return to Italy

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    The Italian Americans

    Why We Fight

    Why We Fight

    Why We Fight

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    The Italian Americans

    The Chief

    On Oct. 15, 1890 New Orleans Chief of Police, David Hennesey was murdered.

    The Chief

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    The Italian Americans

    Children of Two Worlds

    Italians were pulled in two directions: to assimilate or to stay loyal to traditions

    Children of Two Worlds

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    The Italian Americans

    Fruits of Thy Labor

    Laborers were striving for better working conditions

    Fruits of Thy Labor

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    The Italian Americans

    Italian Americans Preview

    The Italian Americans premieres on February 17 at 9pm

    Italian Americans Preview

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    The Italian Americans

    Roseto

    Scientists say a strong Italian family or community may have surprising heath benefits.

    Roseto

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