Italians in America

  Italians Phrases and Sayings

Non puoi insegnare niente a un uomo. Puoi solo aiutarlo a scoprire ciò che ha dentro di sé – You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help find it within himself.-alileo Gailei

La semplicità è l’ultima sofisticazione – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.-Leonardo Da Vinc    

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." --Orson Welles

I love places that have an incredible history.I love the Italian way of life.I love the food.I love the people.I love the attitudes of Italians.- Elton John

Journey of Italian Americans (historically) from the middle 19th century to the early 20th century. My father first emigrated from a small town near Naples to work on the Erie Railroad in April of 1913 and only returned to Italy to marry my mother in 1919. Dad and many from the same Italian (Moiano) village spent years of their lives working on the Erie Railroad. In many ways, this site is dedicated to the plight of the old Erie Railroad which directlErie pasasenger trainy affected those who worked for the line. However, the experiences of these Italian immigrants can aptly represent many Italians who worked on other American railroads during this period. The Madonna's appearance in that village during the 9th century is discussed, as are Susquehanna, PA and Hornell, NY - two towns that were important division terminals of the Erie Railroad.   This site includes a poem by Alfred Joyce Kilmer "The House with Nobody in it"  Well known by all Erie employees at that time.     John A. Mango

American Liberals news reports of the Italian soldier. (Liberal news reporter are the most bigoted Americans.) 

During World War Two, I was a school boy American born of Italian immigrant parents. I can still recall the Saturday matinee and the newsreel coverage of that war. Specifically I vividly remember the manner in which the Italian soldier was portrayed. Scenes from North Africa, of thousands of Italian soldiers surrendering to a handful of British tanks. This newsreel bias implied that Italian soldiers would rather surrender to the enemy than fight . This is the impression left by those original Liberals and carried on by second and third genaeration liberal reporters over the 70 years since World War 2. Over this time no liberal reporters have ever mentioned the Italian Paratroopers (Folgore) in North Africa in 1942. Nor have I ever heard any reporting of the heroism of the Italian 8th army and the highly trained Alpini fighting units on the eastern front and Stalingrad. See Italian soldiers and the three reports on this site that correctly portrays the Italian soldier during World War 2.                                                

An Italian American orgainization - Order of Sons of Italy (OSIA) a liberal entity. Has never challenged American liberal news bigoted reports of the Italian soldier. OSIA recently made a claim (not true) that most Italian Americans are liberals.

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