Further Reading: Italians of Southern California


Further Reading: Italians of Southern California


Anonymous, "Biographical Sketch of Frank Sabichi," Historical Society of Southern California Annual Publication, 5, 1899.

_____ La Patria di Los Angeles, Los Angeles: n. p., 1915.

Baroni, Cleto, "Chi Siamo Nella California del Sud," Los Angeles: L'Italo Americano, 1932.

_____ "Gente Italiana in California," Los Angeles: L'Italo Americano, 1928.
Bitetti, Marge: Italians in Los Angeles, Images of America, Arcadia, 2007.

Cassigoli, Bertholdo R. and Hector Chiariglione, Libro d'Oro Degli Italiani D'America. Pueblo, Colorado: n.p., 1904.

Catalano, Roberto and Enzo Fina, ìSimple Does Not Mean Easy: Oral Traditional Values, Music, and the Music‡ntica Experience,î in Speaking Memory: Oral History, Oral Culture and Italians in America (selected papers from the 38th AIHA annual meeting, Los Angeles, 2005), edited by Luisa Del Giudice, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Crosby, Rosalind, "The Italians of Los Angeles, 1910," In Struggle and Success: An Anthology of the Italian Immigrant Experience in California, edited by Paola A. Sensi-Isolani and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1993.

D'Amico, Rita Antonella, "La communit‡ Italiana di Guasti: esempio di una felice integrazione nella societa' Americana," Masters thesis, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986.

Del Giudice, Luisa, Preliminary Survey of Italian Folklife in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Folk and Traditional Arts Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, 1990.

Del Giudice, Luisa, ìThe Folk Music Revival and the Culture of Tarantismo in the Salento,î in Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean, edited by Luisa Del Giudice and Nancy Van Deusen, Claremont Cultural Studies, Nancy Van Deusen, General Editor, Ottawa: Institute for Medieval Music, 2005: 217-272.

Del Giudice, Luisa, "Ischian Cultural Sites on the San Pedro, California Map" ('Siti culturali ischitani sulla mappa di San Pedro, California') in Pe' terre assaje luntane: L'emigrazione ischitana verso le Americhe, Ischia, 2007.


De Maria, Sister Saverio, Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini, Translated by Rose Basile Green. Chicago: Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1984.

Falassi, Alessandro, 1994. "Il gusto della tavola italiana nella mitologia di Hollywood." In De Gustibus: Il gusto a tavola e altrove, 29-50. Ed. Alessandro Falassi. Siena: Protagon Editori Toscani.

Ferro S., Processi di costruzione di un'identit‡ italiana a Los Angeles, Unpublished thesis, University of Padua, Italy, 2003. steferro@yahoo.com

Fiore, Teresa. "Frances Marline Stephenson's Promises, a Woman's Bildungsroman: Contradictions in Growing Up Female and Italian in San Diego," in Italian Immigrants Go West: The Impact of Locale on Ethnicity, edited by Janet E. Worrell et al. New York: American Italian Historical Association, 2003.

Gonzalez, Gilbert G. "Factors Relating to Property Ownership of Mexican Americans and Italians in Lincoln Heights." In Struggle and Success: An Anthology of the Italian Immigrant Experience in California, edited by Paola A. Sensi-Isolani and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli. New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1993.

Italian Americans in the West, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1990, field (See: COLLECTIONS, Archives).

"Italian-American File" in the San Pedro Library.

Gatto, Mariann, Los Angeles's Little Italy (Images of America), Arcadia, 2009.

Kirchner, Olive. "Italians in Los Angeles." Masters Thesis, University of Southern California, 1920.

Lothrop, Gloria Ricci,

______ Chi siamo, Pasadena: Tabula Rasa, 1981.

_____"Stability Amidst Change: Los Angeles Italians." The Californians, Vol. 5, March 1987.

_____ "The Italians of Los Angeles" The Californians, Vol. 5, No. 3, May/June 1987, 28-43.

_____"Uno Sguardo al Passato: Life in an Italian Household in Depression Days." Pacific Historian, 27, Winter 1983.

_____"The Untold Story: The Effect of the Second World War on Los Angeles Italians" Journal of the West, XXXV, January 1996.

_____"Shadow on the Land: The Impact of Fascism on Los Angeles Italians." California, LXXV, Winter 1996/97.

_____"Unwelcome in Freedom's Land: The Impact of World War II on Italian Aliens in Southern California." Southern California Quarterly LXXXI, Winter 1999. Reprinted in Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment during World War II, edited by Lawrence Di Stasi. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2001.

_____ "California's Italians: A Promise Fulfilled." In Fulfilling the Promise of California: An Anthology of Essays on the Italian American Experience in California, edited by Gloria Ricci Lothrop. Spokane, Washington: 2000.

_____ Italians of Los Angeles, Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles: California, 2003.

_____ "The Italians of Los Angeles," Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 85, Fall 2003.

_____The Land Beyond: Italian Migrants in the Westward Movement (An Anthology of Essays on the Italian Settlersí Experience in the American West, edited by Gloria Ricci Lothrop, San Marino, CA: Patrons of Italian Culture, 2007.

Lovrich, Nicholas J., Yugoslavs and Italians in San Pedro: Political and Cultural and Civic Involvement in San Pedro, Palo Alto: Ragusan Press 1977.

Martinelli, Phylis C., ìItalian Immigrant Women in the Southwest,î (rpt. in Lothrop, The Land Beyond, 2007).


Mormino, Gary and George E. Pozzetta, "Ethnics at War: Italian Americans in California during World War II," In The Way We Really Were: The Golden State in the Second Great War, edited by Roger Lotchin, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

Placidi, Edward I., Italians of Los Angeles 1979, Los Angeles: L'Italo Americano, 1979.

Poole, Jean Bruce and Tevvy Ball, El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles, Oxford University Press USA, 2002.

Richardson, William C., "Fishermen of San Diego: The Italians," Journal of the San Diego Historical Society, Fall 1981.

Rolle, Andrew F., Italy in California [s.n., 1955?]

_____ Los Angeles, from pueblo to city of the future, San Francisco : Boyd and Fraser, 1981.


___________ Westward the Immigrants: Italian Adventurers and Immigrants in an Expanding America, Niwot, Colo.: University of Colorado Press, 1999.

[See INTRODUCTIONS, Historical Resources, Further Reading: Italian Americans, Rolle]

Scambray, Kenneth, Queen Calafiaís Paradise: California and the Italian American Novel, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2007.

_____ ìCreative Responses to the Italian Immigrant Experience in California: Baldassare Forestiereís Under Ground Gardens and Simon Rodiaís Watts Towers,î (Rpt. in Lothrop, The Land Beyond, 2007).*

St. Peter's Italian Church, Los Angeles, California 1904-2004 (commemorative publication on its 100 th anniversary)
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Soria, R., "The Untouchable Hollywood Italian" Le Altreitalie, Torino: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, No.19, gen-dic., 1999.

Speroni, Charles. "California's Fisherman's Festivals" In Western Folklore, 14, No. 2, April 1955. (Rpt. in Gloria Ricci Lothrop, The Land Beyond, 2007).

Stalcup, Ann, Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels, New York: Silver Moon, 2004

Trojani, Alessandro, Go West! Looking for Italians in the American West, Florence: Nuova Toscana Editrice, 2004.

Tuoni, G. M. and Guido Brogelli, Attivit‡ Italiana in California, San Francisco: Mercury Press, 1926.

Tuttle, Edward F., "Veneti in California: Premesse di un'indagine," in Giorgio Padoan (ed.), Presenza, cultura, lingua e tradizioni dei veneti nel mondo. Parte II: I paesi di lingua inglese: prime inchieste e documenti , Regione Veneto, Centro interuniversitario di studi veneti, Venice, 1990.

Waldinger R., and M. Bozorgmehr, Ethnic Los Angeles, New York: Russell, 1996.

Wallace, George, Joseph Francis Sartori, Los Angeles: Security First National Bank, 1948.

Whiteson, Leon, The Watts Towers, Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1989.


Other resources:
Los Angeles Times, L'Italo-Americano (See MEDIA, Publications)

Historic Italian Hall Foundation: http://www.italianhall.org/

LA As Subject: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/lasubject/

Historical Society of Southern California: http://www.socalhistory.org/

*An immense bibliography on the Watts Towers of Sabato (Simon) Rodia (compiled by Goldstone), may be consulted at: www.trywatts.com/Towers_Books/bibliography.html