The Italian Americans

Up From Ashes

Clip: Season 1 | 8m 7s

On April 18th, 1906, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastates San Francisco’s Little Italy. Italians watch from high ground as fires reduce their hard work to ash. Yet, the community comes back stronger than before, empowered by loans from Amadeo Giannini’s Bank of Italy, a resource they’d long been denied by American banks.

Aired: 02/17/15

Rating: NR

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THE ITALIAN AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., and Ark Media, in association with John Maggio Productions. Corporate funding is provided by DelGrosso Foods. Foundation funding is provided by the NEH, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is provided by CPB and PBS.