The first comprehensive history of an ethnic group in the First State. The author has gathered material from many sources including newspapers, directories, records, deeds, the Census and personal interviews. She has also incorporated the insights of other historians who have explored the acculturation of Italian settlers into American life. Filled with fascinating facts and early photos, this book tells what experiences were common to Italian immigrants in general and the ways in which the Delaware experience was unique. Many Italian aspects remain, such as in the city of Wilmington, with its 'Little Italy' section, churches, and the annual Italian festival.
This richly illustrated anthology, published in celebration of New Castle's 350th anniversary, provides an introduction to the town's significant historical heritage.
New Castle, a small, picturesque town in Delaware, was originally founded as Fort Casimir in 1651 by the Dutch East India Company. After being released from William Penn’s rule in 1691, the town was briefly named the state capital. Until Wilmington was designated county seat in 1881, New Castle boomed as a commercial center. Bustling ferry traffic was eliminated in 1951 with the completion of the Memorial
Bridge five miles up the Delaware River. Long-departed industries of the town include fishing, rail and water transportation, steel and aircraft manufacturing, and gas and power production. New Castle, a National Landmark Historic Area, is home to many carefully preserved homes built in the 1700s and 1800s by judges, lawyers, and government officials. This community displays the care of generations whose pride of place make it a truly unmatched gem of American history and architectural beauty.
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Bellanca's Golden Age is included in The Golden Age of Aviation Series. Bellanca's Golden Age book examines the colorful history of Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, better known as G.M. Bellanca, and his company's aircraft. This book's rich narrative and numerous period photographs reveal the reasons why the young Sicilian moved to the U.S. in 1910, and includes Bellanca innovations such as Columbia, which flew non-stop from New York to Germany just two weeks after Lindbergh's flight; Miss Veedol, the aircraft that made the first non-stop transpacific flight; the Cruisemaster; Bellanca racers and others. This is the only book that captures the complete Bellanca story. Details of the first 10 flights over the Atlantic and the first one over the Pacific are provided. Includes never-before-told stories of Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlin and several other Golden Age personalities.