Italian Immigration in the American West

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Author: Ken Scambray

Format: Paper
Pages: 443
ISBN: 9781647790028
Published Date: 2021

Author Bio
Kenneth Scambray is the author of A Varied Harvest: The Life and Works of Henry Blake Fuller (1987), The North American Italian Renaissance: Italian Writing in America and Canada (2000), Surface Roots: Short Stories (2003), and Queen Calafia's Paradise: California and the Italian American Novel (2007). Since 1978 he has served as the book and film critic for L'Italo-Americano. He is professor emeritus of English at the University of La Verne in California.

“With its breadth of coverage and exhaustive reference to the most current literature, Italian Immigration in the American West is likely to become the standard work on Italian immigration to the West. It promises to become the reference work that no one who is interested in how Italians populated the West—or in Italian immigration in general—can afford to be without.” —Lawrence DiStasi, author of Branded: How Italian Immigrants Became ‘Enemies’ During World War II

"Kenneth Scambray’s Italian Immigration in the American West is a fine work of scholarship. . . .  Anyone who enjoys history will find this book to be a major contribution to chipping away the block of ignorance about the Italians who chose to make America their homes. I predict that this book will be a standard sourcebook on Italians in the American West for years to come.” —Valentine J. Belfiglio, Cornaro Professor Emeritus, Texas Woman’s University