Italian Americans The History and Culture of a People

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ISBN: 9781610699952
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Number of pages: 554
Author: Eric Martone
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Italian Americans The History and Culture of a People in PDF and EPUB The entire Italian American experience—from America's earliest days through the present—is now available in a single volume. • Hundreds of annotated entries give brief histories of the people, places, and events associated with Italian American history • A-to-Z organization within five thematic sections facilitates ease of use • An extensive collection of primary documents illustrates the Italian American experience over the course of American history and helps meet Common Core standards • Sidebars and an array of illustrations bring the material to vivid life • Each entry includes cross-references to other entries as well as a list of suggested further readings

The Italian Americans A History

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ISBN: 9780393241969
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Maria Laurino
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Italian Americans A History in PDF and EPUB This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history. In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and The Sopranos, Laurino reveals surprising, fascinating lives: Italian-Americans working on sugar-cane plantations in Louisiana to those who were lynched in New Orleans; the banker who helped rebuild San Francisco after the great earthquake; families interned as “enemy aliens” in World War II. From anarchist radicals to “Rosie the Riveter” to Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio; from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra, Dion, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, this book is both exploration and celebration of the rich legacy of Italian-American life. Readers can discover the history chronologically, chapter by chapter, or serendipitously by exploring the trove of supplemental materials. These include interviews, newspaper clippings, period documents, and photographs that bring the history to life.

Frank Sinatra History Identity and Italian American Culture

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ISBN: 1403966559
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Stanislao G. Pugliese
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Download and read online Frank Sinatra History Identity and Italian American Culture in PDF and EPUB No one represents the Italian American journey from undesirable outsiders to embraced citizens better than Frank Sinatra. From impoverished beginnings in an immigrant household to world renown as "Chairman of the Board," he beat the odds to become one of the most influential and best-loved artists of the twentieth century. Sinatra's symbolic role to the millions of Italian American immigrants who looked up to him as proof of the American dream was far-reaching. From teenage crooner to civil rights activist to Reagan Republican, his shifting identity resonated deeply in Italian American culture. Now, a gathering of distinguished historians, journalists and critics explore Sinatra's impact on American culture, from questions of politics and civil rights to Italian mothering, morality, and ethnic stereotyping. These insights place Sinatra at the fulcrum of many controversial and timely issues that lend his influence a new depth and power, not only musically but in a broad historical context.

Voices of Italian America

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ISBN: 9780823239733
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Number of pages: 343
Author: Martino Marazzi

Download and read online Voices of Italian America in PDF and EPUB Voices of Italian America presents the first authoritative study and anthology of the largely Italian-language literature written and published in the U.S. from the heydays of the Great Migration (1880-1920) to the almost definitive demise of the cultural world of the first generation soon before and after WWII. The volume resurrects the neglected and even forgotten territory of a nation-wide "Little Italy" where people wrote, talked, read, and consumed the various forms of entertainment mostly in their native Italian language, in a complex interplay with native dialects and surrounding American English. In the anthological sections we read, among others, excerpts from the ethnically-tinged thrillers by Tuscan-born first-comer Bernardino Ciambelli, as well as the first short-stories by Italian American women, set in the Gilded Age. The fiction of political activists such as Carlo Tresca coexists with the hard-boiled autobiography of Italian American cop Mike Fiaschetti, fighting against the Mafia. Voices presents new material by English-speaking classics such as Pietro di Donato and John Fante, and a selection of poetry by a great bilingual voice, the champion of the masses and IWW poet Arturo Giovannitti, and by a lesser-known, self-taught, satyrical versifier, Riccardo Cordiferro/Ironheart. Controversial documents on the difficult interracial relations between Italian- and African Americans live side by side with the first poignant chronicles from Ellis Island. The goal of this study is to shed light on the "fabrication" of a new culture of immigrant origins pliable, dynamic, constantly shifting and transforming itself and to do that focusing on stories, genres, rhythms, the"human touch" contributed by literature in its wider sense. Ultimately, through a rich sample of significant texts covering various aspects of the immigrant experience, Voices offers the reader a literary history of Italian American culture. It lets American readers be acquainted with a history very ideologically and artistically diverse, issued from a collective experience full, at the same time, with tragedy and fun. Such a literature is an eye-opening testimony of what happens to a culture when it migrates, and of how, in what form, both linguistically and rhetorically, it expresses itself, in the long and often unnoticed way toward assimilation.

Explorers Emigrants Citizens

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ISBN: 8896408148
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 320
Author: Linda Barrett Osborne
Publisher: Anniversary Books Srl

Download and read online Explorers Emigrants Citizens in PDF and EPUB An illustrated history of Italians in America, with images coming exclusively from the Library of Congress in Washington, truly the preserver of the American memory.

Making Italian America

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ISBN: 9780823256235
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Simone Cinotto

Download and read online Making Italian America in PDF and EPUB A fascinating exploration of consumer culture in Italian American history and life, the role of consumption in the production of ethnic identities, and the commodification of cultural difference How do immigrants and their children forge their identities in a new land--how does the ethnic culture they create thrive in the larger society? Making Italian America brings together new scholarship on the cultural history of consumption, immigration, and ethnic marketing to explore these questions by focusing on the case of an ethnic group whose material culture and lifestyles have been central to American life: Italian Americans. As embodied in fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, and many other representations and commodities, Italian American identities have profoundly fascinated, disturbed, and influenced American and global culture. Discussing in fresh ways topics as diverse as immigrant women's fashion, critiques of consumerism in Italian immigrant radicalism, the Italian American influence in early rock 'n' roll, ethnic tourism in Little Italy, and Guido subculture, Making Italian America recasts Italian immigrants and their children as active consumers who, since the turn of the twentieth century, have creatively managed to articulate relations of race, gender, and class and create distinctive lifestyles out of materials the marketplace offered to them. The success of these mostly working-class people in making their everyday culture meaningful to them as well as in shaping an ethnic identity that appealed to a wider public of shoppers and spectators looms large in the political history of consumption. Making Italian America appraises how immigrants and their children redesigned the market to suit their tastes and in the process made Italian American identities a lure for millions of consumers. Fourteen essays explore Italian American history in the light of consumer culture, across more than a century-long intense movement of people, goods, money, ideas, and images between Italy and the United States--a diasporic exchange that has transformed both nations.

The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism

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ISBN: 0275978915
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 346
Author: Gerald Meyer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism in PDF and EPUB The entire range of radical thought and activity of Italian immigrants and their descendants in the United States is explored.

The Italian American Heritage

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ISBN: 0815303807
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 790
Author: Pellegrino D'Acierno
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online The Italian American Heritage in PDF and EPUB "The Italian American Heritage is a collection of essayssome profoundly personal, others more formal - designed to serve as a reference work documenting the history of Italian American culture and as a critical project dedicated to the analysis of Italian American identity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Italian American Experience

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ISBN: 9781135583323
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Number of pages: 735
Author: Salvatore J. LaGumina
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Italian American Experience in PDF and EPUB First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Leaving Little Italy

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ISBN: 0791459179
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 195
Author: Fred L. Gardaphe
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Leaving Little Italy in PDF and EPUB Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture

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ISBN: 9780275954512
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 249
Author: George Eisen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture in PDF and EPUB The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Italian History and Culture

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ISBN: 9781440650567
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Number of pages: 408
Author: Gabrielle Euvino
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Complete Idiot s Guide to Italian History and Culture in PDF and EPUB You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of Michelangelo, the poetry of Dante, and the Ferrari of your dreams. Get ready to indulge! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture' will satisfy your thirst for all things Italian with its in-depth information about Italian art and literature, wine and cooking, and famous Italians and Italian Americans. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Secrets of Italian cooking sure to whet your appetite! -The Italian-American connection, from pizza to the Mafia to soccer. -A comprehensive look at the centuries-long struggle to unify Italy. -The power and glory of the Renaissance.

The Routledge History of Italian Americans

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ISBN: 0415835836
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 608
Author: William J. Connell
Publisher: Routledge

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The Italian Americans

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ISBN: UOM:39015002461161
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 348
Author: Luciano J. Iorizzo
Publisher: Twayne Pub

Download and read online The Italian Americans in PDF and EPUB Traces the history of Italian immigration to the United States from colonial times to the present and examines the impact of the Italian immigrants on American society

Culture and Customs of Italy

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ISBN: 0313324891
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 246
Author: Charles L. Killinger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Culture and Customs of Italy in PDF and EPUB Presents a detailed overview of Italy's current social customs and culture, covering its people, family life, religion, literature, the arts, festivals, sports, food, and leisure activites.