April 26, 1895, Little Italy, New York, New York. Maria Barbella, a twenty-two year old Italian immigrant who worked in a sweatshop, is angry with her boyfriend, Domenico Cataldo. He’d promised to marry her, but was now reneging and leaving out of New York harbor on a boat back to Italy. She followed him to a saloon and begged, but when he told her only a pig would marry her, Maria was done and Domenico was dead. This is the story of Maria Barbella. A Crime of Passion in Little Italy.
Sources used for this podcast:
The New York times 7.19.1895
The New York Times 4.22.1896
The New York Times 11.4.1897
The New York Journal | 11.28.1896
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