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Good Americans: Italian and Jewish Immigrants During the First World War

By: Christopher M. Sterba

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 154887

ISBN: 0195154886

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, 7 halftones, paperback, Oxford University Press


Among the Americans who joined the ranks of the Doughboys fighting World War I were thousands of America's newest residents. Good Americans examines the contributions of Italian and Jewish immigrants, both on the homefront and overseas, in the Great War. While residing in strong, insular communities, both groups faced a barrage of demands to participate in a conflict that had been raging in their home countries for nearly three years. Italians and Jews "did their bit... View more info

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Italian American: The Racializing of an Ethnic Identity

By: David A. J. Richards

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 775209

ISBN: 0814775209

Condition: 288 pages, 9 x 6, cloth, New York University Press


When southern Italians began emigrating to the U.S. in large numbers in the 1870s-part of the "new immigration" from southern and eastern rather than northern Europe-they were seen as racially inferior, what David A. J. Richards terms "nonvisibly" black.The first study of its kind, Italian American explores the acculturation process of Italian immigrants in terms of then-current patterns of European and American racism. Delving into the political and ... View more info

Italy's Many Diasporas

By: Donna R. Gabaccia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2000

Seller ID: 979178

ISBN: 0295979178

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 regi... View more info

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The Italian American Family Album

By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mario M. Cuomo

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 124200

ISBN: 0195124200

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 134 b/w illus., Oxford University Press


An Italian immigrant says, "I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them."Against all odds--a new language, new customs, and the ethnic slurs and catcalls of prejudice--Italian Americans paved the streets, rolled the cigars, sewed the clothes, cooked the meals, and did all manne... View more info

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Early Modern Italy 1550-1796

By: Edited by John A. Marino

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 700425

ISBN: 0198700423

Condition: 330 pages, 2 maps, paperback, Oxford University Press


Early Modern Italian history has traditionally been presented in the context of the absence of a unified Italian state, foreign domination and of relative decline to former wealth and power. This new volume calls on a wealth of recent research to portray the complex history of the early modern Italian states on their own terms. A leading team of historians traces Italian material and cultural bonds of identity and solidarity beyond their common political narrative - from... View more info

Workshop to Office: Two Generations of Italian Women in New York City, 1900–1950

By: Miriam Cohen

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 480051

ISBN: 0-8014-8005-1

Condition: 256 pages, 6 x 9, 11 halftones, paperback, Cornell University Press


256 pages, 6 x 9, 11 halftones, paperback, Cornell University Press View more info

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Italians in Michigan

By: Russell M. Magnaghi.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2001

Seller ID: 135996

ISBN: 0870135996

Condition: 70 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, bibliography, index, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press


For more than 350 years, Italian immigrants have played important roles in the opening and development of the land that is now Michigan, from their participation in the French fur trade up to the present day. Through an emphasis on the family as the essential institution in ethnic group success, Russell M. Magnaghi celebrates the accomplishments of Michigan's famous and not-so-famous Italian sons and daughters as he documents their struggles and achievements. Through the... View more info

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 loc... View more info

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Producing Culture and Capital: Family Firms in Italy

By: Sylvia Junko Yanagisako

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 095108

ISBN: 0-691-09510-8

Condition: 248 pages, 6 x 9, 1 map. 5 line illus., paperback, Princeton University Press


Producing Culture and Capital is a major theoretical contribution to the anthropological literature on capitalism, as well as a rich case study of kinship and gender relations in northern Italy.Drawing on ethnographic and archival research on thirty-eight firms in northern Italy's silk industry, Sylvia Yanagisako illuminates the cultural processes through which sentiments, desires, and commitments motivate and shape capitalist family firms. She shows how flexible spe... View more info

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White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945

By: Thomas A. Guglielm

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 178029

ISBN: 0195178025

Condition: 296 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 3 maps, 5 halftones, 2 line illus., paperback, Oxford University Press


Immigrating to the United States, Italians, like all others arriving on America's shores, were made to fill out a standardized immigration form. In the box for race, they faced two choices: North Italian or South Italian. On the line requesting information on color, they wrote simply "white." By World War II, the only option they had for race and color questions was "white." This identification is suggestive of the many ways in which Italians became ... View more info

Italian Popular Tales

By: Thomas Frederick Crane, edited with an introduction by Jack Zipes

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 219295

ISBN: 0195219295

Condition: 392 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 1 halftone, paperback / softcover, Oxford University Press


Originally published in 1885, Italian Popular Tales is a fascinating trove of fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, nursery tales, and jests, and other oral accounts that were collected, recorded, translated, and annotated by Thomas Crane, the first folklorist to bring the riches of Italian oral tradition to the English-speaking world.Collectors in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries unearthed a wealth of stories from around the world and published them in En... View more info

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Feeling Italian: The Art of Ethnicity in America

By: Thomas J. Ferraro

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 727476

ISBN: 0814727476

Condition: 272 pages, paperback, New York University Press


Southern Italian emigration to the United States peaked a full century agodescendents are now fourth and fifth generation, dispersed from their old industrial neighborhoods, professionalized, and fully integrated into the melting pot. Surely the social historians are right: Italian Americans are fading into the twilight of their ethnicity. So, why is the American imagination enthralled by The Sopranos, and other portraits of Italian-ness?Italian American identity, no... View more info