Italian-Americans and Religion: An Annotated Bibliography
Edited by Silvano M. Tomasi and Edward C. Stibli
1992 (2nd edition)
Italian-Americans and Religion marks the first time an extensive survey of published and unpublished material dealing with the religious experience of Italians in the United States has been undertaken. This annotated bibliography includes material covering the three major periods of the Italian religious experience in America: the missionary period, when Italians came to work as missionaries, teachers, and explorers; the period of mass migration from 1880 to 1925, which injected a Mediterranean style into the North European and Irish culture of American Catholicism; and the contemporary (in relation to the time of publication) period when Italian-Americans are reassessing their heritage and their participation in the American Catholic community.