In this volume attesting to the Italian American influence on the United States, nine professors of Italian American studies and a curator of an ethnic museum provide original essays on the Italian American experience, using the theme bridges to Italy and bonds to America.
The Italian Americans first appeared in 1971. The second edition was published in 1980. This attractively priced reprint of the 1980 edition in a paperback format makes this acclaimed classic available to the general reading public for the first time. This book is the definitive achievement on the Italian American experience and has received rave reviews as follows.