Loyal Americans (1930-1945)


Episode Info

The second generation of Italian-Americans makes its mark on America. Fiorello La Guardia, for example, becomes the 99th mayor of New York City in 1934; and baseball star Joe DiMaggio becomes an American hero. The dawn of World War II, however, brings with it suspicions about the loyalty of Italian-Americans. Some, such as DiMaggio's parents, are branded "enemy aliens."