By: Donna R. Gabaccia
University of Washington Press: 2000
Seller ID: 979178
Condition: 269 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, notes, index, paperback, University of Washington Press
Italians are a migratory people. Since 1800 over 27 million Italians have left home, but over half have returned to Italy. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and "workers of the world," they transformed their homeland and many of the countries where they worked or settled abroad.
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Italian migrants to a dozen different countries, Gabaccia puts the modern Italian diaspora in historical context, charting the emergence of this once regionally fragmented diaspora as a nationally conscious cultural group.
Italy's Many Diasporas provides an ambitious and theo... View More...