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Rethinking 150 Years

Joey Skee (March 17, 2011)
The living links between Italian unification and Italian emigration.



Not long after the formation of the Italian state in 1861, my paternal great-great-grandfather, Giuseppe Sciorra, left his mountain town of Carunchio (Chieti province) in the Abruzzi to work in Argentina. According to family memory, that crossing set in motion a century of transnational movement between Italy and the New World. 

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