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Emigrant Nation
Between 1880 and the years following World War II, a total of 26 million Italians left their patria for all parts of the world, becoming the largest emigration in history. Where Italians went, Italianit… inevitably followed; and this Italianess defined generations of travelers spreading across the globe. Scholar Mark Choate traces the intentions and politics that pursued these travelers in his book "Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad."—Original airdate: 7/25/2008

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