There are a few ways you can assess the success of Italian-Americans regarding assimilation into American society and one is to see how they have progressed in mainstream politics within the United States. Jersey City is a vast land of industry and is not too far from Ellis Island where the first Italian immigrants entered America. Jersey City is a symbol of hard work and what such hard work can […]
Ever since the immigrants started arriving from Italy to America in the 1800s, they have been bringing their food with them. Not just recipes but ingredients and techniques, and over time classic Italian dishes have been changed to suit the American palette.
This does not necessarily mean that Italian-American food is inferior in any way, it just often means it is different than traditional and classical Italian food cooked back at […]
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 […]