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Memoria Al Futuro - Editorial

A special issue of i-Italy dedicated to an uncompromising critique of racism, past and present. This special issue is being regularly updated with new articles.

Looking Back to Move Forward

Anthony J. Tamburri

As one rehearses a history of Italians and Italian Americans in three major mediatic forms, what becomes apparent is that Italians and Italian Americans are by no means a lacking entity in cinema, music, or television...

News on line sul voto all'estero

La Stampa on line sul voto dell’America Settentrionale e Centrale

An Ex-W.O.P. Casts His Vote

Joey Skee

Born in the USA and now an Italian citizen, I’m asked to vote. So, what do I know?

Italy Under Scrutiny

Letizia Airos Soria

New York Times published an article from the Rome correspondent Ian Fisher that spoke of a stagnant Italy that was in “a collective funk regarding economics, politics and society”. Italian, American and Italian/American commentators discuss...

A rebel, between past and future

Letizia Airos Soria

You could listen to him for hours, days on end; his words are of an intense existence. Aldo Tambellini relates pieces of his life and lets himself take off on a roll, only slowed down by his companion, Anna, who, tirelessly tries to sort everything out.

Eletto alla Camera: Salvatore Ferrigno

Salvatore Ferrigno nasce nel 1960 a Carini un Comune della Sicilia in provincia di Palermo,
dove conseguito il Diploma di Maturita` Scientifica all’eta` di 18 anni, continua gli studi presso la Facolta`di Ingegneria all’Universita` di Palermo fino al 1980 quando ricevendo la...

May 2, 2016

Immigration to American: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Our Continuing Conversation

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Chicago's Taylor Street Little Italy was one of the many places in America to which Italian immigrants were directed or misdirected. Some of my wife's relatives from Laurino ended up there. This is one of few more or less "authentic" stores I found during a recent visit. It has little to do with this article but I thought it was semiotically interesting.

Although I agree that people should have the right to live where they wish and that coming to America is preferable to many other places, I disagree with overly generous views of the (un)welcome mat for despised minorities like Italians funneled through Ellis Island during the Great Immigration period to many places and eventual situations unknown.

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