Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant
This is the life story of Rosa Cavalleri, an Italian woman who came to the United States in 1884, one of the peak years in the nineteenth-century wave of immigration. A vivid, richly detailed account, the narrative traces Rosa’s life in an Italian peasant village and later in Chicago. Marie Hall Ets, a social worker and friend of Rosa’s at the Chicago Commons settlement ho...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 3rd 1999 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published 1970)
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Really great story of an Italian immigrant and her journey through life, starting with her abandonment as a baby. It's an autobiography as told to Marie Hall Ets. Rosa has such a great talent for story-telling, that you forget this is non-fiction. It's sad, funny, touching, and real.