La Famiglia (1890-1910)


Episode Info

The Italian-American experience is chronicled, beginning with why many Italians immigrated to America. By the late 19th century, "Little Italys" sprang up throughout the U.S., but Italian-Americans were often branded as outsiders and mistrusted by non-Italians. In New Orleans, for example, anti-Italian sentiment erupted into violence and 11 Italian-Americans were murdered by an armed mob.