By: Stefano Luconi
SUNY Press: 2001
Seller ID: 448584
Binding: paperback / softcover
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...