Our second addition to Italian-American culture continues from the 1950s & 1960s when rather unflattering cultural stereotypes still exist in American society. All Italian-Americans condemned such negativity, and one piece of research by an American medical survey supported the Italian-American way of life stating that the community had a lower than average rate of heart disease. Rather than citing the Mediterranean diet for this medical breakthrough, the survey went on […]
It was in the 1800’s that Italian immigrants first started landing on the shores of America, they came as rather unskilled laborers that was needed to help a booming fledgling economy. They were not the archetypal American immigrants, these Italians were young men, mostly from rural south Italy that held little or no opportunities for them.
Over half of these early immigrants returned home, but for those that remained they formed […]