Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage & Tradition

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At the close of the nineteenth century, Louisiana's ports hosted an influx of Italian immigrants. Like so many immigrant communities before, acclimating to their new home was not easy. Though the Italian contribution to Louisiana's culture is palpable and celebrated, at one time ethnic Italians were constantly embroiled in scandal, sometimes deserved and sometimes as scapegoats. The new immigrants hoped that they would be welcomed and see for themselves the "streets paved with gold." Their new lives, however, were difficult. Italians in Louisiana faced prejudice, violence and political exile for their refusal to accept the southern racial mores. Author and historian Alan Gauthreaux" "documents the experience of those Italians who arrived in Louisiana over one hundred years ago..
ISBN: 9781626193857
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: American Heritage
Images: 21
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alan G. Gauthreaux was born and raised in the New Orleans area. Mr. Gauthreaux holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University of New Orleans and has been researching, writing and lecturing about a variety of topics in local and national history for over twenty years. His previous works may be found in Civil War Times Magazine and Louisiana History. Dr. Daryl Hippensteel is a professor of criminal justice at Delgado Community College, where he organized the Criminal Justice Center. He received his PhD from the University of New Orleans. He is a career law enforcement office, starting as a military policeman in South Vietnam from 1965 to 1966, during which he was awarded the US Army Air Medal for valorous service. He is the Louisiana Governor's Representative of the D.A.R.E. program and advisor to many law enforcement organizations across south Louisiana.
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