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Italians in New Orleans, Louisiana (Images of America Series)
     

Italians in New Orleans, Louisiana (Images of America Series)

by Joseph Maselli, Dominic Candeloro
 

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders, and diplomats. Sadly, in 1891, 11 members of the large Sicilian settlement in New Orleans were victims of the largest mass lynching in American history. However, by 1910, the

Overview


Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders, and diplomats. Sadly, in 1891, 11 members of the large Sicilian settlement in New Orleans were victims of the largest mass lynching in American history. However, by 1910, the city’s French Quarter was a “Little Palermo” with Italian entrepreneur, laborers, and restauranteurs dominating the scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738516929
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
871,342
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


In this volume Joseph Maselli, the editor of the Italian American Digest, and Dominic Candeloro, executive director of the American Italian Historical Association, have partnered to use the rich holdings of the American Italian Renaissance Foundation Museum of New Orleans (which Maselli founded) to create a lively photographic history of Italians in New Orleans. With the assistance of Bette W. Cadwell and Karen Quaglino Daray of the museum staff, Maselli and Candeloro explore the social, family, political, and religious history of one of New Orleans’s most remarkable ethnic groups.

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