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Crossing cultures : a Sicilian and American family in western New York

Author: Thomas MacPherson
Publisher: Geneseo, NY : Published by Milne Library, State University of New York at Geneseo, [2016] ©2016
Series: Geneseo authors.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English
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"Crossing Cultures by visual artist Thomas MacPherson is a graphic narrative spanning generations of two immigrant families: one Sicilian and one Scottish. Unlike most Italian immigrants at the time the author's family settled in small town America and struggled for acceptance while confronted with local prejudices. The book tells stories of hardships faced by a family at the boundaries of Italian and American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Barron family.; McPherson family.; Thomas MacPherson; Barron family.; McPherson family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas MacPherson
ISBN: 9781942341338 1942341334 9781942341345 1942341342
OCLC Number: 959289795
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on September 27, 2016).
Series title from publisher's Web site.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 258 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Title: Geneseo authors.
Responsibility: Thomas MacPherson.

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"Crossing Cultures by visual artist Thomas MacPherson is a graphic narrative spanning generations of two immigrant families: one Sicilian and one Scottish. Unlike most Italian immigrants at the time the author's family settled in small town America and struggled for acceptance while confronted with local prejudices. The book tells stories of hardships faced by a family at the boundaries of Italian and American cultures, and examines the intersection with German and Scottish Americans as the family married out of the circle of Sicilian immigrants. Alongside the story of MacPherson's Sicilian family is the MacPherson's journey to assimilation and establishment of a dominant culture to which the new immigrants had to conform, and a look into the science of DNA and how genetic information brings light to the cultures of the two families. These character studies are a compelling blend of oral history, direct observation, family photographs, original egg tempera and oil portrait paintings, and far-reaching historical events that shaped lives in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries"--Provided by publisher.

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