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Italian War Brides. Love Stories and Emigration

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
Please join us for a research-in progress talk, “Italian War Brides. Love Stories and Emigration,” on November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library.
 

Silvia Cassamagnaghi, Ph.D., is Researcher of Contemporary History at Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy. Her main topics are Italian-American cultural and social relationships, Media studies and Gender studies.

After World War II, many United States soldiers returned home with foreign wives and with children born of their relationships. In fact, more than 100,000 European war brides entered in the United States between 1946 and 1950, thanks to special laws, such as the War Bride Act. This “love emigration” involved nearly 10,000 Italian women. Having met an American soldier prompted these young women to leave their own country and start a completely new life in the U.S. — where they dealt with expectations and fears, finding warm welcomes, but also troubles in matching different behaviors and a different culture.

Event Details

What: Italian War Brides. Love Stories and Emigration
When: Monday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 308 Elmer. L. Andersen Library
Who: Silvia Cassamagnaghi, Ph.D.
 
Co-hosted by the Immigration History Research Center, CLA and the  Immigration History Research Center Archives, University Libraries.

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308
222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308
Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
Phone:
612- 625-9825
Website:
https://www.lib.umn.edu/andersen

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu