Italian Louisiana- History, Heritage and Tradition

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Italian Louisiana- History, Heritage and Tradition

At the close of the nineteenth century, Louisian's ports hosted an influx of Italian immigrants. Like so many immigrant communities before, acclimating to their new home was not easy. Though the Italian contribution to Lousiana's culture is palpable and celebrated, at one time ethnic Italians were constantly embroiled in scandal, sometimes deserved and sometimes as scapegoats. The new immigrants hoped that they would be welcomed and see for themselves the Streets paved with gold. Their new lives, however, were difficult. Italians in Louisiana faced prejudice, violence and political exile for their refusal to accept the southern racial mores. Author and historian Alan Gauthreaux documents the experience of those Italians who arrived in Louisiana over one hundred years ago. 

ISBN: 9781626193857

Publisher: The History Press

Date: 02/04/2014

State: Louisiana 

Series: American Heritage

Images: 21 Black and White

Pages: 160

Dimensions: 6(w)x9(h)

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