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The Italian Americans of Los Angeles

Gatto's latest work, The Italian Americans of Los Angeles: A History, will be released in mid-2024. The vibrant narrative chronicles the Italian Americans of Los Angeles, a group that, although integral to every facet of the Southern California megalopolis for two centuries, have largely been overlooked in both local and Italian American histories. Based on meticulous research, this multidisciplinary study is the first extended account of Italian Americans in the City of Angels. Artists and agriculturalists, dreamers and outlaws, pioneers and powerbrokers come alive in this sweeping work and provide important points of comparison for understanding the American mosaic. Over one hundred images, including many never before published, help illustrate this impressive multi-layered history.

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Los Angeles's Little Italy

Published in 2009, Gatto's first work, Los Angeles's Little Italy, is a richly primer on the history of Italians in Los Angeles.