Appendix II: Resource Materials for Secondary School Teachers Teaching the Italian-American Experience

Books for Teachers

Amfitheatrof, Eric. The Children of Columbus: An Informal History of the Italians in the New World. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973.

Barzini, Luigi. The Italians. New York: Antheneum Publishers, 1964.

_____________. From Caesar to the Mafia. Bantam Books, 1971.

Banks, James A., ed. Teaching Ethnic Studies: Concepts and Strategies, 1973.

Cordasco, Francesco and Eugene Buccioni. The Italians: Social Backgrounds of an American Group, 1974.

Cordasco, Francesco and Salvatore LaGumina. Italians in the United States: A Bibliography of Reports, Texts, Critical Studies and Related Materials, 1972.

Covello, Leonard. The Social Background of the Italo-American School Child, 1967.

D’Angelo, Pascal. Sons of Italy, 1975.

DeConde, Alexander. Half Bitter, Half Sweet, 1971.

Donato, Pietro Di. Christ in Concrete, 1975.

Ets, Marie Hall. Rosa, the Life of an Italian Immigrant, 1970.

Fenton, Edwin. Immigrants and Unions, A Case Study: Italians and American Labor, 1870-1920, 1975.

Fucilla, Joseph. The Teaching of Italian in the United States, 1967.

Foerster, Robert Franz. The Italian Emigration of Our Times, 1927.

Fermi, Laura. Atoms in the Family — My Life with Enrico Fermi, 1954.

Fermi, Laura. Illustrious Immigrants, the Intellectual Migration from Europe, 1930-1941, 1968.

Garlick, Richard C., Jr. et al. Italy and the Italians in Washington’s Time, 1933.

Garlick, Richard. Philip Mazzei, Friend of Jefferson, 1933.

Gallo, Patrick. Ethnic Alienation: The Italian Americans, 1974.

Gambino, Richard. Blood of My Blood, 1974.

Glazer, Nathan and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Beyond the Melting Pot, 1963.

Greeley, Andrew M. Why Can’t They Be Like Us? 1969.

Iorizzo, Luciano and Salvatore Mondello. The Italian American, 1971.

Kennedy, John F. A Nation of Immigrants, 1960.

La Gumina, Salvadore J. Vito Marcantonio, the People’s Politician, 1969.

La Gumina, Salvatore, ed. WOP! A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination in the United States, 1973.

Levy, Mark R. and Michael S. Kramer. The Ethnic Factor, 1972.

Logatto, A.F. The Italians in America: A Chronology and Fact Book, 1972.

Marinacci, Barbara. They Came From Italy, 1967.

Mangione, Jerre. America is Also Italian, 1969.

Marchione, Margherita. Philip Mazzei, 1976.

Musmanno, Michael. The Story of the Italians in America, 1965.

Nelli, Humbert S. The Italians in Chicago, 1880-1930: A Study in Ethnic Mobility, 1970.

Odencrantz, Louise C. Italian Women in Industry, 1919 (Reprint, 1975).

Parenti, Michael John. Ethnic and Political Attitudes: A Depth Study of Italian Americans, 1962.

Panunzio, Constantine M. The Soul of an Immigrant, 1928 (Reprint, 1975).

Pisani, Lawrence Frank. The Italian in America, 1957.

Puzo, Mario. The Godfather, 1969.

Puzo, Mario. The Fortunate Pilgrim.

Rolle, Andrew. The Immigrant Upraised, 1968.

Rolle, Andrew. The American Italians: Their History and Culture, 1972.

Rose, Philip M. The Italians in America, 1922.

Rose, Peter I. They and We: Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States, 1964.

Sartorio, Enrico C. Social and Religious Life of Italians in America, 1970.

Scarpaci, Jean A., ed. The Interaction of Italians and Jews in America, 1974.

Schiavo, Giovanni E. Four Centuries of Italian American History, 1952.

Schiavo, Giovanni. Italian American History, 2 volumes, 1947 and 1949.

Schiavo, Giovanni. The Italians in America Before the Civil War, 1934.

Tomasi, Silvano M. and Madeline Engels, ed. The Italian Experience In America, 1970.

Ulm, Richard Otis. The Italo-American Student in the American Public Schools, 1958.

Walsh, James. What Civilization Owes to Italy, 1930.


The Italians: Minorities Have Made America Great, Set One. Distributor: Warren Schloat Productions, Inc., Tarrytown, New York.

Italian Doesn’t Mean Mafia — The Italian American. Distributor: Creative Media Production, Chatham, New Jersey.

The Italian-Americans. Distributor: Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith, New York City.

Italians in America. Distributor: Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith, New York City.

The Story of the Italian American. Distributor: Eye-Gate House, Jamaica, New York.

Little Italy from Immigration: The Dream and the Reality. Distributor: Warren Schloat Productions, Inc., Tarrytown, New York.

Ethnic Neighborhoods in Transition (Cleveland). Distributor: Department of Social Studies, Cleveland Public Schools.

Italian Americans, Part I and II in Ethnic Studies: The Peoples of America Series. Distributor: Educational Design Inc., New York.

Magazines and Reviews of Italian Studies

The Italian Quarterly.

Italica (Published by the American Association of Teachers of Italian).

Italian American, State University College at Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222.

The Italian Historical Society of America, 111 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

Identity Magazine, P.O. Box 305, Dover, New Jersey 07801.

I-AM, The National Magazine for Italian Americans, P.O. Box 6350, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Research Organiztions

Center for Immigration Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455. Dr. Rudolph J. Vecoli, Director.

Center for Migration Studies, 209 Flagg Place, Staten Island, New York 10304. Sylvan M. Tomasi, C.S. Director.

Programma Di Lingua E Cultura Italiana Per La Communita Di New Jersey, Del Nord, Italian Catholic Center, 78 Market Street, Patterson, New Jersey 17505.

National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, 4408 8th Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20071. Monsignor Geno Baroni, Director.

Roots of America: A Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Resource Guide for 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Social Studies Teachers. National Education Association Publication, 1975. Section on the Italian American Experience, pp. 107-123 contains brief topical introduction to Immigration, The Italian American Community, Discrimination, Contributions and Achievements and Resource Guide.

This was the project developed by the New Jersey Educational Association and the National Educational Association Ethnic Heritage Program. Copies may be obtained by writing The New Jersey Educational Association, Instruction Division, Trenton, New Jersey 08608.

Curriculum Guidelines for Multiethnic Education, Position Statement, 1976. National Council for the Social Studies, 1515 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

American Institute of Italian Studies, Eight East Sixty-Ninth Street, New York, New York 10021.



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