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Welcome to a compilation of reading material of value that you may find in libraries or for purchase in stores or online. If our book list seems skewed toward particular groups of people or places, it is because this page is still in development. In fact, we encourage you to use our CONTACT page to share information about books that may enhance this page ... grazie!
for your reading pleasure...
books about calabritto & the history of the area
  • Campania: 

    Webster's Timeline History 474 BC - 2007

    Published by ICON Group International, Inc. (8 July 2009)

  • Quaglietta nel 1754

    Published by  ABE (27 July 2016)

  • Calabritto nel 1755 

    Published by ABE (January 15, 2018)

Books about People who Emigrated from Calabritto to the United States
  • The Italians of New Jersey: 

    A Historical Introduction and Bibliography

    By Dennis J. Starr, published by New Jersey Historical Society, 1985

  • Italian Americans of Newark, Belleville and Nutley

    Images of America Series

    By Dr. Sandra Lee, published by Arcadia Publishing, 2008

  • Newark's Little Italy: 

    The Vanished First Ward

    By Michael Immerso, published by Rutgers University Press, 1999

  • La Merica:

    Images of Italian Greenhorn Experience

    By Michael La Sorte.  Published by Temple University Press in 1985

  • La Storia : 

    Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience

    By Jerre Mangione and Ben Morriale. Published by Harper Perennial in 1993

  • The Italian Americans:  A History

    (A companion to the PBS Series)

    By Maria Laurino.  Published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2914

  • South Philadelphia's Little Italy and 9th Street Italian Market

    By Michael DiPilla.  Images of America Series, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2016

Books by Calabrittani
  • The Recollections of Peter B Mattia

    Born in Calabritto in 1869 and brought to the US as a child, Petrino/Peter B. Mattia penned a fascinating memoir in the 1940s. Published by the family in 1985, it is available at academic libraries, or as a download here, compliments of the author's great granddaughter, Rita Mattia

    Click here for the Downloadable PDF

Books about researching your calabrittani/italian roots
  • Finding Italian Roots

    The Complete Guide for Americans, 2nd Ed

    By John Philip Colletta, PhD.  Published by Genealogical Publishing Company in 2009

  • Finding Your Italian Ancestors:

    A Beginner's Guide

    By Suzanne Russo Adams.  Published by Ancestry.com in 2009

  • Italian Genealogical Records

    History research by Trafford R. Cole

    Published by Ancestry.com in 1995 (in both English and Italian)

  • Cooking from the Italians of Newark, New Jersey: An Ethnic Experience

    By Elizabeth Barone Callahan.  Published by Author House in 2009

other books you may enjoy
  • The Feast of St. Gerard Maiella, C.SS.R.: 

    A Century of Devotion at St. Lucy's, Newark

    By Reverend Thomas Nicastro.  Published in 2012

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