My article in Smithsonian magazine (“During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security”) features Frank DiCara’s story of growing up in Baltimore when Italian-Americans came under suspicion as the U.S. entered World War II.
“Here on Earth” interview about Ginseng, the Divine Root with Jean Feraca and Paul Hsu, ginseng champion featured in the book. The Wisconsin Public Radio piece includes “Ginseng Blues,” plate tectonics and smuggling tales.
Perspectives on Puerto Rico: FSA photographers Jack Delano and Edwin Rosskam dodged U boats to reach Puerto Rico on the eve of World War II. The images they got show an intriguing light on Puerto Rican life in the early 1940s. This is the story of how they took those photos, and how each fell in love with the island. From Américas magazine.