Background and Thesis
We want to present a new view on the internal struggles many immigrants had to face. Do Immigrants either completely abandon their culture and identity and adopt a romanticized view of America as their new one?
America is famously referred to as the “melting pot,” where people of many cultures and nations have formed a unity on the basis of shared principles.
Given that, should every U.S. immigrant – regardless of his or her cultural background – be assimilated into the principles and traditions which made America what it is?
Each interview consists of immigrants handling this issue differently--some immigrants tried their best to preserve their own culture and identity while others decided to abandon it. We hope this project will provide some insight into what they experienced first hand coming to a new world. Hear the voices of the following immigrants, Anna Aleski, Antony Catalano, Gilda Cetrullo, Frank DiSipio, Armand DiStefano, Michael Giovannelli, David Kaplan, and Mildred Keyser while they provide an oral history of the challenges they faced trying to acclimate to a whole new way of life.
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Kolby Gonzalez, Alexis Jennings, Cassondra Kelchner, Denise Meikle