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Here in Cerchio : letters to an Italian immigrant

Author: Constance A Sancetta
Publisher: New York, NY : Bordighera Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: VIA folios, 93.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Between 1910 and 1913 Antonio Vasquenz, a native of the Abruzzo village of Cerchio, wrote about forty letters totaling 25,000 words to his son Angelo, an immigrant working in the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. Unlike many contadini, Antonio was fully literate. He was also a talented writer and intelligent man. Over a four-year period he described in detail, with vivid and sometimes pungent prose, all the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Antonio Vasquenz; Angelo Vasquenz; Vasquenz family.; Meogrossi family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance A Sancetta
ISBN: 9781599540627 1599540622
OCLC Number: 884808522
Notes: Includes a translated collection of letters written between 1910-1913 by an Italian farmer (Antonio Vasquenz) to his son in Pennsylvania.
Description: 142 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Series Title: VIA folios, 93.
Responsibility: Constance Sancetta.

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"Between 1910 and 1913 Antonio Vasquenz, a native of the Abruzzo village of Cerchio, wrote about forty letters totaling 25,000 words to his son Angelo, an immigrant working in the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. Unlike many contadini, Antonio was fully literate. He was also a talented writer and intelligent man. Over a four-year period he described in detail, with vivid and sometimes pungent prose, all the events and trials of his life: family illness and death, agricultural conditions, and always, always the financial burdens..." -- Publisher's description.

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