Becoming Americans (1910-1930)


Episode Info

Recalling the early 20th century, when more than four million Italians immigrated to America. Among the stories shared are those of educator Leonard Covello and Arturo Giovannitti, who led the largest labor strike of 1912. Also: Italian-Americans worship in the basement of churches controlled by the Irish archdiocese; anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed; and Prohibition breeds a new kind of criminal.