Eat Free or Die: Immigrant Foodways in New England

On October 1, 1950, the Boston Globe published an article on the feast of Saint Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. As the colorful and festive event unfolded in the Italian North End, a member of the processional band, the tuba player, was captured in a photo eating “a piece of pizza, famous Italian tomato-spice-cheese […]

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My BackStory: History Through Popular Media

“Just put the headphones on and wait for someone to speak to you,” said the friendly woman who oversees the University of New Hampshire’s television and radio studios. Her smile revealed that she knew I was a wee bit nervous.  Being a “first-in-the-nation” state means once every four years our sleepy little college town, Durham, […]

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