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The Italian Americans

La Famiglia (1890-1910)

Episode 1 | 54m

A brief history of the Italian Risorgimento provides the context for the great flight from the mezzogiorno region. By the late 19th century, Italians begin to put down roots and “Little Italys” spring up in urban areas throughout the U.S. But the first generation, holding onto language and culture, is branded “outsiders” and mistrusted by non-Italians.

Aired: 02/17/15

Expired: 03/18/15

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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