Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant
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Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant

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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.
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