West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi (from) New York to Idaho Territory, 1883

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While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way. This a recommended resource for Picturing America project from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
Language Arts
Multicultural Topics
Picturing America Resource
TRC format: 
Book