Audio Recordings "You're going to a different country, different style of life. . . it's a challenge."

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Title
"You're going to a different country, different style of life. . . it's a challenge."
Contributor Names
Ditaranto, Rocco (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ditaranto's Market (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Rocco Ditaranto, owner of Ditaranto's Market on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: RD had seen pictures of Paterson while in Italy, but you don't have the wildest idea what it's like-- different language, different people, different style of life. It's an excitement, a challenge. Italian people go to every part of the world, and Columbus discovered this country, but the Italian people are not adventurers. They have fear, questions. But have a lot of hope too. And had relatives here, that was the safety net. That's how the people work, one calls the other, and so on, and that's howyou get a big community. Lots of people were coming here then, when RD came. There was a big influx, until 1975 or so, when conditions in Italy changed and the standard of living went up there. The only people coming now are the professionals, people who make a lot of money. So it's different.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A012
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01202
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "You're going to a different country, different style of life. . it's a challenge.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003906/. (Accessed December 10, 2016.)

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Ditaranto, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "You're going to a different country, different style of life. . it's a challenge.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003906/.

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Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "You're going to a different country, different style of life. . it's a challenge.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003906/>.