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Pick & shovel poet: the journeys of Pascal D'Angelo

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In this inspiring biography, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy tells the unique story of Pascal D'Angelo, who came to America in 1910 at the age of sixteen. Like so many immigrants from southern Italy and other parts of Europe, he took on the only job available to him, that of a manual laborer building roads and railways. Though his life was difficult, Pascal remained optimistic and never lost his sense of wonder at the world around him. He yearned for an outlet to express his passion, and so, remarkably, he taught himself English from newspapers and poetry books, in the process becoming a respected poet himself. Augmented with parallel references to other immigrant stories and accompanied by moving archival photographs, this story of one man's life and noteworthy accomplishments is also a universal story shared by all American immigrants who helped build our nation. Source notes, bibliography, index.
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subject_facet Abruzzo (Italy) -- Biography, D'Angelo, Pascal, -- 1894-, Immigrants -- United States -- Biography, Italian Americans -- Biography, Poets, American
title_display Pick & shovel poet : the journeys of Pascal D'Angelo
title_full Pick & shovel poet : the journeys of Pascal D'Angelo / by Jim Murphy
title_short Pick & shovel poet :
title_sub the journeys of Pascal D'Angelo
topic_facet D'Angelo, Pascal, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Poets, American