Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the West Charleston Library, proudly presents book author Paolo Battaglia and his latest project “Italian American Country: Finding Italy in Small Town America”. Battaglia takes on a journey through the heartland of United States discovering the small Italian American communities and their impact on the local economy. From Barre, Vermont, where the stonemasons from Carrara brought their political ideas along their art, to Pittsburg, California, where the Latin sails of fishermen from Isola delle Femmine colonized rivers and oceans. The collected voices are those of the descendants of the men and women who left as Sicilians, Venetians, Lombards and Campanians who tell the stories of an evolution that transformed them into Americans without losing their emotional and cultural ties with Italy.
The presentation will be followed by Q & A with the audience.
Free to attend. To RSVP please email us at [email protected]