Book Club Talk: Italians in Louisiana

(Author’s note: Through Facetime, I’ve joined Book Clubs around the country, answered questions about Birds of Passage, and spoke about early Italian immigrant history. I’d be delighted to have Facetime conferences with other interested Book Clubs.)   In the early 1700s, Neapolitan born, Henri de (Enrico) Tonti, a colleague of Robert de la Salle, explored…

Book Club Talk: Italians in Texas

(Author’s note: I’ve met with several Book Clubs in Austin, Texas, answered questions about Birds of Passage, and spoke about early Italian immigrant history including Texas. I’d be delighted to have meetings or Facetime conferences with interested Book Clubs anywhere.)   Like Christopher Columbus, Italians were often in the employ of the Spanish court during…