Maschito, Italy
A Short History of the Maschitan People
and Their Dialect
Ann La Centra Backen

C) Copyright 1996

CONTENTS



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Dedication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   i
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
 
The Geography of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1
A Short History of Albania  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
A Short History of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
The Land In Which The Maschitans Settled  . . . . . . . . . . .  6
Skanderbeg, The Great Hero of the Albanians . . . . . . . . .  7
The Migrations of Albanians to Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
The Migration of Albanian - Italians to America . . . . . . .   9
An Emigrant's Story  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Are we Italians or Albanians? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
Albanian - Italians in the Fresno Area  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20


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