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From Paesani to White Ethnics: The Italian Experience in Philadelphia

By: Stefano Luconi

Price: $22.95

Publisher: SUNY Press: 2001

Seller ID: 448584

ISBN: 0791448584

Condition: 264 pages, paperback / softcover, SUNY Press


Examines the transformations of Italian American ethnic identity in twentieth-century Philadelphia.From Paesani to White Ethnics analyzes the process by which people of Italian descent renegotiated their sense of community and ethnic self-perception in Philadelphia from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. At the turn of the century, Italian immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia originally formed allegiances and social clusters based on their localistic, provincial, or regional ties. By the late 1930s, however, the emergence of Italian nationalism together with the end... View more info