Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Auditore, Jennie


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Auditore, Jennie


Auditore, Jennie Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 66 Part 1
OH 66 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/7/1978).

TRACKS:Story of Italians-Sicilians in Gloucester and Boston -- Date of birth -- Early childhood experiences, earthquake -- Names of the first Italians in Gloucester - a firsthand account -- The Italian people really built Gloucester -- Some amusing childhood remembrances of prohibition -- Strikes on Gloucester's own fishing wharves -- Influenza epidemic of 1918, some revelations about the power of the National Guard during the crisis -- World War I -- Politics -- Among the first Italians to graduate from grammar school -- Mill work -- Sentiments about education -- Glad I raised a family when I did, feelings about modern child-rearing and its possible relationship to delinquency -- Sacco and Vanzetti -- Life in Sicily now 00 Material living -- The extended family - always a strong tradition among the Italians, but may be giving way as it is in other segments of the society -- Modern conveniences - are they necessary? -- Differences between the Northern Italians and the Sicilians.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Terrsini, Scola, curcuru, Sacco and Vanzette, purser.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Italian Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Auditore, Jennie Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Auditore, Jennie," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7669, (accessed September 22, 2017).