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    Putnam (1993) lays the groundwork for this research by demonstrating the stark differences among the towns across Italy. For example, Seveso, a town in the northern region of Italy, is described as a “modest, modern town in the mixed industrial-and-farming belt” (1993, 4), but became world-famous due to an ecological disaster when a chemical plant exploded and nearly crippled the town’s economy. In another instance, Pietrapertosa, a town in the southern region of Italy, seemed to mimic the public governance of centuries in the past according to Putnam (1993, 4). Many citizens in this town still lived in stone hovels, local farmers still threshed grain by hand, and transportation – at least for the less fortunate residents – was provided by donkeys (1993, 4). Within this context, the noted North-South gap in Italy is not shocking, but the lack of possible explanations is strikingly underdeveloped. Although Putnam maintains that high social capital profoundly conditions the effectiveness of institutions, he does not efficiently address the geographical disadvantages that may have, and continue to, cause the Italian dualism throughout the twentieth century (1993, 158). For starters, researchers have suggested that the southern regions experience far more physical disadvantages in comparison to the northern regions. They have a greater distance from markets, unfavorable terrain, and lack of natural resources, all of which, may account for the disparities more commonly associated…

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    The book, “Umbertina” by Helena Barolini is one that captures the experiences of immigration from Italy to America. It is a story of how an Italian family moved from poverty to poverty and finally to riches through sheer hard work and determination from Umbertina. The story is one that traverses through three generations of women in one family and is a tale of family strength, heritage and culture that moves through three generations of an Italian-American family struggling to get rich enough to…

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    According to the study by Suffoletto et al. (2012), increasing the adherence rate related to the use of oral antibiotics in patients discharged from an urgent or emergent care facility is an essential step in decreasing Emergency Room readmissions and potential treatment failures. The authors of this study purposed that using electronic medication reminders would improve the antibiotic treatment adherence rates of patients discharged from an Emergency Room with a new prescription for oral…

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    Giovanni Batista Ramundo is a father, grandfather, uncle, and brother. He was born in 1940 in Calabria, Italy. While living in Italy, he lived in a small farm home. The region was unwealthy at the time, and they were just barely getting by financially. The home was a cozy man-made barn with tiles painted by his mother as flooring. There were 4 crammed bedrooms and a small farm to raise livestock and vegetables. In the bedrooms, the beds and furniture were made out of sturdy plants and wood.…

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    A family history has many factors in common that play a critical role in genetic disorders. Understanding fully the hereditary contributions of the illness can help the family identify their potential risk factors of inheriting the disease (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, Hanson, & Rowe, 2014). Throughout this paper I will discuss a genetic disease passed down through a three generation family, discussing the family’s health problems, ethnic history, their understanding of the disease and…

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    In September 1, 1939, the second world war started. It was between the Axis powers and the Allies. The allies consisted of India, the Soviet Union, Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, China and the United States of America. While the Axis powers consisted of Germany, Japan, and Italy. Both teams would continue to fight until September 2, 1945. The invasion of Sicily happened on July 1943, it was known as Operation Husky, it was very successful, although many of the Axis forces were…

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    Immigration has become the base of our country and without it, we wouldn’t be the same. Both Italy and America had their strengths and weaknesses that changed the minds of many to come to America. Italy during this peak of immigration was very unsteady, and not many people had hope for their future. They had a legacy of violence, social chaos, overpopulation, and widespread poverty due to internal strife. Southern Italians were known to have lived the hardest life. Many Italian immigrants came…

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    Gianni Versace Death This historical marker will be placed at the main entrance of the Gianni Versace mansion. This is the perfect spot because the mansion is already recognized as an important place due to the historical background, but no historical markers are present. Gianni Versace was one of the most famous fashion designers in the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately Versace was assassinated by a gunshot in front of his mansion located in South Beach, Miami. Even after his death Versace…

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    Andre Amoroso lived a great childhood, he was born in south Philadelphia and there they owned a large house for all seven kids. When Andre turned eleven his family decided to move to their hometown Calabria, Italy. Like most people eighteen-year-olds, it was mandatory to get drafted into the military. Getting the letter in the mail wasn't the happiest thing to find when he came home, at first Andre said “I was upset and miserable at first”. “Every morning I would wake up at 5:30, and we would…

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    Umberto Boccioni Khamia Melvin Art 111 Ria Whestphal November 23 2015 Umberto Boccioni During your lifetime there is always a chance for you to be inspired by someone. Someone who is true to their self , their peers and their work. Umberto Boccioni happens to be an all-time favorite and an all-time source for inspiration , motivation ,and encouragement. Umberto Boccioni was born in Reggio Calabria which happens to be the southern part of Italy , On…

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