Rosa, the Life of an Italian Immigrant


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This is the life story of Rosa Cavalleri, an Italian woman who came to the United States in 1884, one of the peak years in the nineteenth-century wave of immigration. A vivid, richly detailed account, the narrative traces Rosa s life in an Italian peasant village and later in Chicago. Marie Hall Ets, a social worker and friend of Rosa s at the Chicago Commons settlement house during the years following World War I, meticulously wrote down her lively stories to create this book. Rosa was born in a silk-making village in ...

Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant 1999, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299162542

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Rosa, the Life of an Italian Immigrant 1970, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9780816605743