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1 Chicago's Italians

Arcadia Publishing

Price: 24.99 USD



2 Early Modern Italy, 1550-1800

Palgrave Macmillan

Price: 32.95 USD



3 Finding Your Italian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide 313241


Price: 19.95 USD



4 Italian Canadian Studies: a selected bibliography


Price: 13.00 USD



5 Italian Home for Children

Arcadia Publishing

Price: 19.99 USD



6 Italian Renaissance Costumes Paper Dolls

Dover Publications

Price: 4.95 USD



7 Italians in Albuquerque

Arcadia Publishing

Price: 19.99 USD




Spiral bound, 170 pages, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2", Penfield Press
This book includes recipes from earlier Penfield publications now out of print. California winery favorites include baked lasagne Bolognese style, steamed mussels, and braised beef short ribs in Zinfandel. Other recipes in the book include lentil and Italian sausage soup, fennel salad, pizza in the rustic style, Italian pepper steak, large tortellini, eggplant patties, and Gino's tiramisu. Book also gives information on pasta, Italian cheeses, olive oil, and wines.
Price: 6.95 USD



9 MAP: Calabria, Italy:

Black and white map, printed on 11" x 17" paper., Reproduction map of original
A nicely detailed 1890 map of Calabria, showing the region south of the Gulfs of Taranto and Policastro. Useful for locating small villages. 11" X 17".
Price: 4.50 USD



10 MAP: Map Group for Southern Italy

NOT on website as of 1-30-09, Reproduction map of original
Includes maps [R 21], [R 22] and [R 27] (see descriptions above). All 3 maps
Price: 12.95 USD



11 MAP: Northwest Italy: 1799

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Entitled A New Map of Piedmont, the Duchies of Savoy and Milan, and the Republic of Genoa, with Their Subdivisions from the Latest Authorities, this 1799 map by John Cary shows the area east from Geneva in the north and Nice and Monaco in the south to the Duchies of Parma, Massa and Tuscany and the western border of the Republic of Venice. Towns, villages, roads and internal subdivisions are shown as they appeared at the end of the 18th century.
Price: 7.95 USD



12 MAP: Sicily

Black and white map, printed on 11" x 17" paper., Reproduction map of original
Our 11" X 17" reprint of this 1890 original is useful for locating the many small Sicilian villages. Includes a small inset map of the Islands of Lipari.
Price: 4.50 USD



13 MAP: Southern Italy: 1842

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
A.K. Johnston’s map, entitled Italy: South Part, was first issued in 1842. The map focuses on Italy south of Rome, and shows the Mezzogiorno area divided into provinces. Villages and towns, railway lines and roads are shown, as are the regional subdivisions in Sicily. An attractive large inset view of Sardinia makes this map a useful research tool.
Price: 7.95 USD



14 MAP: The Environs of Naples, Italy:

Black and white map, printed on 11" x 17" paper., Reproduction map of original
Our 11" X 17" reprint of this 1890 map shows in detail the area within a twenty mile radius of Naples. Many small villages in this coastal area are located.
Price: 4.50 USD



15 Portrait of an Italian-American Neighborhood: The North End of Boston

Center for Migration Studies

Price: 39.95 USD



16 Simple Italian Cookery

Applewood Books

Price: 14.95 USD

MAKING AND REMAKING ITALY: The Cultivation of National Identity around the Risorgimento, Edited by Albert Russell Ascoli and Krystyna Von Henneberg

17 MAKING AND REMAKING ITALY: The Cultivation of National Identity around the Risorgimento
Edited by Albert Russell Ascoli and Krystyna Von Henneberg
320 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, paperback / softcover, Berg Publishers
This important new book considers many of the ways in which national identity was imagined, implemented and contested within Italian culture before, during and after the period of Italian unification in the mid-nineteenth century. Taking a fresh approach towards national icons cherished by both Left and Right, the collection's authors examine the complex interaction between a perceived need for national identity and the fragmented nature of the Italian peninsula. In so doing, they draw on examples from a wide range of artistic and cultural media.
The book opens with an introduction which defines the case of the Italian 'Risorgimento' and places it within a large context of European and global nation-building and nationalism. Authors discuss how episodes from the distant past were used by nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, musicians, and writers to recreate narratives of nationhood, as well as how the problem of Italian identity was before and during the Risorgimento. The question of who belonged in the new Italy, who remained outsiders, and how social and sexual differences entered into defining these groups is also addressed. The book concludes with an analysis of twentieth-century attempts to appropriate and reforge the 'spirit' of the Risorgimento, under Fascism and in our own time.

About Author
Albert Russell is Ascoli Professor of Italian Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley.

Krystyna Von Henneberg is an Assistant Professor of History, at the University of California, Davis.

"It is only through such projects that pessimistic interpretations of national character which sustain an existing cultural hegemony can be effectively challenged." --H-Italy

"Making and Remaking Italy, drawing from a wide range of subject disciplines, offers some fascinating insights into the relationship between history, culture and identity." --History

"An interesting and valuable collection of essays addressing important questions on the meaning of "Italianness" and the process of its "construction" since unification of Italy." --Nations and Nationalism
Price: 29.95 USD



18 Italy in the Nineteenth Century: 1796-1900
Edited by John A. Davis
312 pages, paperback / softcover, Oxford University Press
Covering the period from the French Revolution to the end of the 19th Century, this volume sets the events leading to Italian Unification and the creation of an independent Italian state in the broader context of 19th-century European history. Challenging the view that the political failings of the Risorgimento and Italy's economic and social backwardness paved the way for fascism in the 20th century, it emphasizes how similar Italy's social and political development was to that of other modernizing European states in the same period, while explaining why Italy's experience of modernization in the nineteenth century also proved particularly difficult.
Italy in the Nineteenth Century provides both the general and specialist reader with a critical, concise introduction to the most recent historical debates and perspectives.

"With its clearly-written, well-organized essays on a wide range of topics (and a very helpful glossary of terms and chronological table), this is a very welcome addition to the literature on 19th century Italy."--Theresa McBride, College of Holy Cross
Price: 49.95 USD

Alien Horseman: An Italian Shavetail with Custer, J. C. Ladenheim

19 Alien Horseman: An Italian Shavetail with Custer
J. C. Ladenheim
(2003), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 380 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Major (Count) Charles C. De Rudio, U.S.A. (Ret.), Italian by birth and American by adoption, "gave his youth to the cause of Italian liberty and spent thirty-two years of unblemished service in the United States Army." As a teenager, De Rudio was one of numerous conspirators working to liberate Italy and he participated in an assassination attempt on Napoleon III by throwing a bomb at the king's carriage. Sentenced to a term in French Guyana, he would later escape the prison compound and eventually make his way to the United States. He enlisted in the army and saw service in the American Civil War, at the Little Bighorn Massacre, in the subjugation of the Nez Perce and surrender of Chief Joseph, and patrol duty in the Black Hills. He retired as a major and died in 1910. An informative biography that interlaces De Rudio's para-military and military experiences with his family life from childhood through adulthood as both husband and father.
Price: 34.00 USD



20 Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide to Americans [2nd edition]
John Philip Colletta
206 pages, Genealogical Publishing Company
The complete guide for Americans doing Italian genealogy. Since Finding Italian Roots first appeared in 1993, an ever increasing number of Americans have become interested in tracing their Italian heritage. This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded Second Edition provides up-to-date information about accessing and interpreting the vast universe of materials available for tracking Italian ancestors and recording their stories for future generations. It contains more state and local sources, more point-by-point explanations, more step-by-step instructions, more "insider" hints and helps, more illustrations, more specific examples, plus an expanded glossary and annotated bibliography, and numerous Internet websites in both English and Italian--all brought vividly to life through the colorful stories of real Italian and Italian-American ancestors. Whether you are just beginning your investigations or have been doing genealogy for years, this guide will help maximize your investment of time, effort, and money. John Philip Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Based in Washington, D.C., he teaches at the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and area universities. He is also a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Birmingham, Ala.) and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Salt Lake City), and has been a course coordinator and instructor for other genealogical institutes as well. John was just a boy when he started asking his paternal grandparents about their roots in Italy. By 1971 he was tapping into Italian records through correspondence, and since then has made four research trips to his ancestral homeland. John's publications include numerous articles; the manual, They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record", now in its third edition; and the historical narrative, Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath.
Price: 16.95 USD

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