George E. Pozzetta, professor of history at the University of Florida and editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly, died on May 19, 1994, after a brief illness. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, George received a bachelor of arts degree and a master’s degree from Providence College and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He taught at the University of Florida for twenty-three years and served as associate chair and graduate coordinator of the Department of History. An internationally renowned authority on immigration history and ethnicity, George authored or edited six books, including The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985 (coauthored with Gary R. Mormino), which received the 1987 Theodore Saloutos Prize as the best book in immigration history.
Society, Florida Historical
"In Memoriam: George E. Pozzetta,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 73:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol73/iss1/3