Janice Therese Mancuso

Janice Therese Mancuso is the owner and director of the Italian American Press; founder of the Italian American Heritage Project; founder of Thirty-One Days of Italians, celebrating Italian American Heritage Month; publisher of the e-mail newsletter Tutto Italiano; and author of culinary romance novel Con Amore. For more information, email jtmancuso@earthlink.net.

A Mission East: Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci

November 2022
L'articolo descrive i viaggi di Marco Polo e Matteo Ricci verso l’est. Nel 13esimo secolo, Marco Polo viaggiò in India, Birmania, e Sud-est asiastico per la maggior parte del tempo in Cina. Iniziò il suo viaggio lungo la Via della Seta nel 1271 con...


Celebrate Your Italian Heritage with Thirty-One Days of Italians

October 2022
What do Barnes & Noble, Mount Rushmore, Mr. Peanut, Subway, Tropicana, and the Zamboni have in common? All are iconic American brands, and all have a link to someone with Italian heritage. Many of their names, though, are so deeply ingrained in...


Italy, as Told by Shakespeare

September 2022
What made Italy the land of numerous plays by Shakespeare? Approximately one-third of his plays take place on the peninsula. Shakespeare’s work is immortalized, and his expressive writing has had a noteworthy influence on the English language, but...


Italian Realism

August 2022
L’articolo parla di Luigi Capuano, uno scrittore italiano. Capuano è conosciuto anche per il suo libro scritto nel 1902, “Delitto Ideale”. Il libro è una raccolta di novelle. Scrisse anche dei saggi, quando fu un giornalista e teorico del movimento...


The Legacy of Two Remarkable Men

May 2022
In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior....


Finding Culture in Art

March 2022
In viewing exhibits at Italian American museums throughout the U.S., visitors can learn about the often-unacknowledged history of Italian immigrants as they struggled to become Italian Americans. From everyday objects to one-of-a-kind handcrafted...


Make it a Movie (Part II)

February 2022
Italian American history is fascinating, but little is taught about the path Italian immigrants traveled as they became Italian Americans. By the mid-18th century, Italian traditions were blending into the culture of America, slowly becoming...


Make It a Movie

January 2022
Molte persone preferiscono più i film e meno i libri. È per questa ragione l’autrice suggerisce quattro libri che sono stati girati per lo schermo che sono ottimi. Il primo film: “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley” descrive le vite degli italiani che...


The Friendship Train

November 2021
Several years after WWII, Western Europe was still recovering; and along with restoring economies, political dominance was also at stake. Towards the end of 1947, as the result of a nationwide humanitarian effort, a ship filled with cartons of food...


From the Italian American Press: "Italians Swindled to New York"

October 2021
Before the unification of Italy with Rome as its capitol in 1871, the immigrants who arrived in America were highly skilled in trades admired by the Americans. Italian culture had been embraced by Thomas Jefferson who visited Italy in 1787, long...


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