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Villanova Community Author Event: Joseph Orazi ’72 CLAS on his book L’America
October 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join us at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library for a talk by Joseph Orazi ’72 CLAS on his book, L’America. Orazi will discuss the late 19th and early 20th century emigration of Italians to this country, including the reason for the exodus of millions and the brutal passage via steamship during those years. He will cover the challenges of assimilation, concluding with the largely unknown events (the labelling of Italians as enemy aliens, internment in camps throughout the country and forced relocation on the west coast) leading up to World War II.