Italian American Experience in New Haven: Images and Oral Histories", is
now available. SUNY Press - July 2006.??For nearly a decade, Anthony has
lovingly collected the stories and photographs of New Haven's first- and
second- generation Italian immigrants.??Viewed together in a wonderful
presentation, their words and images recollect the hardworking simplicity of
turn-of-the-century New Haven; in classrooms, in sweat shops, and on farms,
at festivals, feasts, and markets, with garment work, the Depression, and
eventual urban renewal, this book captures a way of life that has all but
vanished from America.??"The Italian American Experience in New Haven:
Images and Oral Histories" is a hardcover book with over 450 pages,
illustrated with 100 black and white photographs. ??Eagerly anticipated by
New Haven's Italian community "The Italian American Experience in New
Haven: Images and Oral Histories" will be celebrated at a variety of
local venues during the coming months.
(Oregon, WI USA) ***** "A brilliantly written and highly recommended
work that is as entertaining as it is informative." August 7, 2006.
Italian American Experience In New Haven: Images And Oral Histories", by
Anthony Riccio (Stacks Manager at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale
University) draws upon personal interviews as well as family and archival
photographs to present a richly complex and fully realized history of the
life and experiences of Italian immigrants who settled in New Haven,
Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries."
only is the daily pulse of life in the Italian-American community revealed in
the life stories of ordinary men and women, the reader will discover how this
immigrant community was affected by such landmark events as the Spanish Flu
pandemic, the Great Depression, and World War II."
revealed are the hardships of Italian immigrant women who labored under
terrible (and often hazardous) conditions in New Haven's shirt factories. The
integrations of historic photographs with the reported interviews transform
The Italian American Experience In New Haven from just another ethnic
American history into a compelling social history showcasing a vibrant,
vigorous, colorful community. The result is a brilliantly written and highly
recommended work that is as entertaining as it is informative.
Read an interview with Anthony Riccio in Act Two Magazine
For more information: Act Two Magazine
Watch an Interview with Anthony about his exhibit in Greenwich
For more information: It's Relevant: Greenwhich
Opening night and Presentation of the photo exhibit "From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio" in Ravello, Italy
Time: Sunday, October 6th
Place: Ravello, Sala di Rappresentazione
Click here to view the Ravello exhibition catalog
Presentation of "The Italian American Experience in New Haven"
Time: Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 5:30 PM
Place: New Haven Museum
PAST PHOTO EXHIBITS
For more information: Bellarmine Art Museum ?Fairfield University - February 1 to March 30 2012
Read More: Bellarmine exhibit: Photographer Riccio eyes Italian communities here, abroad
Connecticut Style WTNH "Book Lover's Corner" interviews Anthony Riccio about his book, "The Italian-American Experience in New Haven; Images and Oral Histories"#
FOX CT INTERVIEW CLICK HERE
"Food Schmooze" with Faith Middleton?NPR RADIO - FM 90#5 RADIO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
"Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories & Authentic Recipes of Campania"
Author, Historian and Photographer, Anthony Riccio, and Award-Winning Chef Silvio Suppa, recently returned to the farmlands of Campania where they researched the origins of true Meditteranean cuisine for their new book, "Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania#"
"Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania" presents the facscinating history of Campanian gastronomy beginning with the ancient Samnites to the present day dishes offered at Chef Silvio's Cafe Allegre in Madison, Connecticut#
EVENTS CALENDAR FOR NEW BOOK COOKING DEMO's & BOOK SIGNINGS