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The Routledge History of Italian Americans

Edited by: William J. Connell , Stanislao G. Pugliese

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415835831
eBook ISBN: 9780203501856
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203501856
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The Routledge History of Italian Americans weaves a narrative of the trials and triumphs of one of the nation?s largest ethnic groups. This history, comprising original essays by leading scholars and critics, addresses themes that include the Columbian legacy, immigration, the labor movement, discrimination, anarchism, Fascism, World War II patriotism, assimilation, gender identity and popular culture. This landmark volume offers a clear and accessible overview of work in the growing academic field of Italian American Studies. Rich illustrations bring the story to life, drawing out the aspects of Italian American history and culture that make this ethnic group essential to the American experience.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Italians in the Early Atlantic World Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From the Pilgrim Fathers to the Founding Fathers Download PDF
Chapter  3:  When They Were Few Download PDF
Chapter  4:  America’s Garibaldi Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy in Nineteenth-Century America Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Why Italians Left Italy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Silence of the Atlantians Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Little Italies of the Early 1900s Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Interpreting Little Italies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Culture and Identity on the Table Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Italian Americans and Their Religious Experience Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Italian Americans and Race during the Era of Mass Immigration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Discrimination, Prejudice and Italian American History Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Languages of Italian Americans Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Italian American Book Publishing and Bookselling Download PDF
Chapter  16:  From Margins to Vanguard to Mainstream Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Sacco and Vanzetti Case and the Psychology of Political Violence Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Diary in America and a Death in Rome Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Bumpy Road Toward Political Incorporation, 1920–1984 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Italian Emigration, Remittances and the Rise of Made-in-Italy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Italian America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  World War II Changed Everything Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mothers and Daughters in Italian American Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Italian American Family and Transnational Circuits Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Groovin’ Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Italian Americans and Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Italian Americans and Television Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Italian Americans in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Organized Crime and Italian Americans Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Italian Americans and Assimilation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Italian Americans in the Suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  32:  “Whatever Happened to Little Italy?” Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Italian American Femininities Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Italian American Masculinities Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Fuori per Sempre Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Immigration from Italy since the 1990s Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Contemporary Italian American Identities Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Orphanage Download PDF
Photo_Essay Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Color_Plates Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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