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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Italian Heritage

Italian-American Experience

Italian-Americans in Rhode Island” (I and II) by Joseph R. Muratore (974.5 M)

Italian-American Folklore” / Frances M. Malpezzi and William M. Clements (398.0895 1073 M)

Italian-American Holiday Traditions : celebrations and family entertainment” / by Lori Granieri (394.2 G)

Studies in Italian American Social History : essays in honor of Leonard Covello” / edited by Francesco Cordasco  (301.45S)

La Storia : five centuries of the Italian American experience” / Jerre Mangione & Ben Morreale (973.0451 M)

Beyond The Godfather : Italian American writers on the real Italian American experience”  / A. Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini, editors (810.9851 B)

Farms, Factories, and Families : Italian American women of Connecticut” / Anthony V. Riccio  (920.0092 51 R)

The Value of Worthless Lives : writing Italian American immigrant autobiographies” / Ilaria Serra (973.0451 S)

 “The Italians in Rhode Island : the age of exploration to the present, 1524-1989” by Carmela E. Santoro (974.5004 S) or click here for a PDF 

"Italian Americans and Federal Hill : Rhode Island's 'Little Italy' " (974.52 I DVD)

*“The Italian American Reader : a collection of outstanding fiction, memoirs, journalism, essays, and poetry” / edited by Bill Tonelli

* “The Italian American Experience : an encyclopedia” / editors, Salvatore J. LaGumina

* “Rhode Island's Italian-American Political Pioneers” / Russell J. DeSimone (LIBRARY USE ONLY)

* “An Italian American Odyssey : Life line--filo della vita : through Ellis Island and beyond” / by B. Amore 

* “The Big book of Italian-American Culture” / edited by Lawrence DiStasi

* “Four Centuries of Italian-American History” / by Giovanni Ermenegildo Schiavo

* “Voices of Rhode Island's Italian-Americans” / Barbara R. Carroll and the Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island

* “Growing up Italian” / Linda Brandi Cateura

* “Half Bitter, Half Sweet : an excursion into Italian-American history” / Alexander DeConde

*These items are available through the Ocean State Library consortium.

                                                                           

Local History Resources (note that these materials require special permission to view)

Italo-Americans of Rhode Island : their contributions and achievements”  by Ubaldo U.M. Pesaturo (920.0092 P LH)

"Our Oak Street Neighborhood" by Francis Giudice (974.591 G LH)

"Finding Italian Roots : the complete guide for Americans" / by John Philip Colletta (929.1C Genealogy)

"Italian-American Family History : a guide to researching and writing about your heritage" / by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack  (929.1 C Gen.)

"Italian Genealogical Records : how to use Italian civil, ecclesiastical & other records in family history research" / by Trafford R. Cole (929.1089 C Gen.)

"The Italian Genealogy Homepage" (929.1089 I Gen.)

 

Articles

Westerly’s Italian Root’s” by Zach Garceau (July 1, 2020)

Italian emigration to one Rhode Island Town” by Zach Garceau (July 22, 2016)