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.

From the Italian American Press: "Coal War in the Mahoning Valley"

March 2020
According to early records, Italian migration to Ohio dates back to the mid-1800s with a small number of families that lived mostly in or near Cleveland. By the turn of the century, the number of Italians had significantly increased to over 10,000...


"Not for Self: A Sicilian Life and Death in Marion"

February 2020
From the Italian American Press:  The early 1900s brought a mass migration of Italians to America. In the Sicilian mountainside village of Burgio, founded by Arabs during the Middle Ages, a family struggles to survive: “Peasant farmers...


Italian Women of STEM

January 2020
The acronym STEM was established by the National Science Foundation in 2001 – rearranged from SMET – to represent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A STEM education focuses on integrating these subjects into a wider curriculum to better...


Connecting Continents or Destroying Populations?

November 2019
Before news of Christopher Columbus’ western voyage with his discovery of a new land was distributed throughout Europe, others had made the trip. Most well-known is Leif Erickson, who landed somewhere on the north coast of America around 1000 AD....


From the Italian American Press: “The Ghosts of the Garfagnana: Seven Strange Stories from Haunted Tuscany”

October 2019
The northwestern tip of Tuscany stretches into the Apuan Alps, a mountain range of steep jagged peaks and hazy valleys woven with underground tunnels and caves. Within these mountains, the Garfagnana is known as a region shrouded with mysterious...


From the Italian American Press: The Seven Golden Apples

September 2019
The Kingdom of Pumaria with its rich, fertile land is located between a treacherous mountain range and the large Mediterranean Sea. It’s an ideal location for the apple trees that grow there, some reaching 30 feet high, and all bearing bright...


Casa Malaparte on the Coast of Capri

August 2019
If you travel on the slow ferry from Naples to Capri, it may take up to 90 minutes to cross the Gulf of Naples and reach the island that is divided into two towns. To the west, Anacapri spreads across a plateau covering about two-thirds of the...


The Columbus Letters

July 2019
When Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage west, he began writing a journal, noting the course and sailing conditions. As with the letters Columbus wrote on his return trip to Spain, the journal was also hand-copied and translated and...


The Columbus Letters

June 2019
Continued from previous issues Sailing back to Spain after his first voyage for the monarchs, Columbus wrote three letters describing the islands and the people of the uncharted land. The letters were sent to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand;...


From the Italian American Press - “A Camp Without Walls”

May 2019
Nel romanzo “Un campo senza mura”, Maria Lombardo racconta la storia di suo padre Salvatore e della sua vita in Italia durante l’ascesa del Fascismo, il coinvolgimento dell’Italia nella seconda guerra mondiale, la detenzione in un campo nazista di...


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