Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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Every Labor Day weekend, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Courthouse Square in Scranton for the largest ethnic festival in northeastern Pennsylvania: La Festa Italiana. The Italians of this region have been proudly celebrating their heritage since their arrival in this country with traditional festivals, including La Corsa dei Ceri in Jessup and Dunmore's procession in honor of St. Rocco. Using vintage and recent photographs, Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania shows how the Italian immigrants to this ...
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Every Labor Day weekend, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Courthouse Square in Scranton for the largest ethnic festival in northeastern Pennsylvania: La Festa Italiana. The Italians of this region have been proudly celebrating their heritage since their arrival in this country with traditional festivals, including La Corsa dei Ceri in Jessup and Dunmore's procession in honor of St. Rocco. Using vintage and recent photographs, Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania shows how the Italian immigrants to this area, some of whom arrived with little more than the clothes on their back, became well-respected community leaders. Through hard work and dedication, they have made northeastern Pennsylvania into an area that defines the term "ethnic pride."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738536392
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/18/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 954,508
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephanie Longo, a native of northeastern Pennsylvania, has a degree in Italian and French from the University of Scranton, where she enrolled in graduate school to study history with a focus on Italian American and Italian studies. She is a member of the National Italian American Foundation, the American Italian Historical Association, and the Enrico Caruso Lodge No. 2770 of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America in Dunmore.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2005

    Thanks for the Memories!

    As a member of a family whose ancestors came to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Italy I was excited to purchase this book for my father for his birthday. I couldn't help myself; I had to leaf through the book before I gave it to my dad. I was pleasantly surprised to see the multitudes of photographs of local landmarks, old family photos and pictures of local Italian people who were instrumental in keeping the Italian community together. The research was very well done. And I was amazed to find old photos of members of my family, the erecting of my parish building and an old photo of the parochial school I attended. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of Italian immigration in Northeastern PA. I loved this book and I am sure that my dad will too!

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