Passage to Liberty by Ken Ciongoli
The Story of Italian Immigration and the Rebirth of America

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Italian influence can be seen everywhere in America—in its buildings and its books, in its culture and its cuisine. Passage to Liberty tells the story of how Italians became Americans and fulfilled their dreams of rebuilding the image of Rome in their new country. Readers will discover:

- Removable reproductions of memorabilia and documents
- Engaging illustrations
- Informative text
- And more!

Both a work of history and a moving narrative, Passage to Liberty brings to life the experiences of a people whose talents, contributions, and self-sacrifice helped them to make this country their own.


About Ken Ciongoli

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A. Kenneth Ciongoli is a trained neurologist with a passion for Italian American history. He is the past president of the National Italian American Foundation, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Medicine, and among the Top 100 Italian “movers and shakers” in Italia magazine. Longtime friends, Jay Parini and Ken Ciongoli cowrote Beyond the Godfather: Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience. Michael Hoffman is a filmmaker known for creating complex and layered stories with great attention to detail and character. A skilled writer and director, he has worked on both feature films and documentaries, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Emperor's Club, Game of Six, and the ESPN documentary Out of the Blue. The Last Station is his most recent film.Jay Parini is a professor of English & Creative Writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. A writer and academic, he is best known for his novels and poetry. He is the author of the novel The Last Station, which is now a major motion picture from Sony Classics.
Published October 1, 2002 by ReganBooks. 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Ciongoli and Parini delve into the great wave of Italian immigration that began in the late 19th century, exploring everything from conditions in Italy to the Italian assimilation in the U.S. under such chapters as "Saints of the Immigrants" and "Little Italies."

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