"Memories of Belonging" is a three-generation oral-history examine of the offspring of southern Italians who migrated to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1913. Supplemented with the interviewees inner most records and dealing from U.S. and Italian records, Christa Wirth records a century of transatlantic migration, assimilation, and later-generation self-identification. Her examine unearths how thoughts of migration, lifestyle, and ethnicity are handed down in the course of the generations, altered, and contested whereas constituting relatives identities. the truth that now not all descendants of Italian migrants moved into the U.S. heart type, mixed with their endured use of hyphenated identities, issues to a background of lived ethnicity and societal exclusion. additionally, this booklet demonstrates the level of forgetting that's required as a way to build an ethnic identity."
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