Rocchietti, Joseph2004 0-7734-6418-2With Introduction and Annotations by Carol Bonomo Albright and Elvira Di Fabio.
Citations translated by Elvira Di Fabio
This work offers scholars of immigration history an enriched understanding of Italian immigration prior to the mass migrations of 1880-1920, allowing revision regarding this earlier Italian-American culture. It is also of importance to scholars of 19th century American literature, to scholars of the Italian novel, and to those interested in the influence of Italian writing on other national literatures, given Rocchietti’s interesting imitation of the important novel by Foscolo, Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis, and other writers of the Romantic period. Finally it provides useful information about the early 19th century to scholars of literature, history and cultural studies.