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THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The Italian American Experience: An Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of the history and cultural contributions of Italian Americans in the United States, as well as biographical articles about many prominent Italian Americans, both living and deceased.
Italian Americans: The History and Culture of a People [ONLINE]
This encyclopedia on Italian Americans is organized into five thematic sections: emigration and settlement in the United States; civic engagement and economic life; cultural and religious life; contributions to science, literature, and the arts; and contributions to sports, entertainment, and popular culture. The book also includes an extensive collection of primary documents that illustrate the Italian American experience over the course of American history.
The following encyclopedias contain information about many different ethnic groups in the United States. They all contain excellent articles about Italian Americans.
ENCYCLOPEDIAS ON LITERATURE
The following reference books on the literatures of many American ethnic groups provide excellent coverage of Italian-American authors and their works.