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.


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
Publisher:

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 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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Stalin and the Scientists

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ISBN: 9780802189868
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Number of pages: 528
Author: Simon Ings
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Stalin and the Scientists in PDF and EPUB Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today’s experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge. But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived their lives on a knife edge. The Soviet Union had the best-funded scientific establishment in history. Scientists were elevated as popular heroes and lavished with awards and privileges. But if their ideas or their field of study lost favor with the elites, they could be exiled, imprisoned, or murdered. And yet they persisted, making major contributions to 20th century science. Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the many gifted scientists who worked in Russia from the years leading up to the Revolution through the death of the “Great Scientist” himself, Joseph Stalin. It weaves together the stories of scientists, politicians, and ideologues into an intimate and sometimes horrifying portrait of a state determined to remake the world. They often wreaked great harm. Stalin was himself an amateur botanist, and by falling under the sway of dangerous charlatans like Trofim Lysenko (who denied the existence of genes), and by relying on antiquated ideas of biology, he not only destroyed the lives of hundreds of brilliant scientists, he caused the death of millions through famine. But from atomic physics to management theory, and from radiation biology to neuroscience and psychology, these Soviet experts also made breakthroughs that forever changed agriculture, education, and medicine. A masterful book that deepens our understanding of Russian history, Stalin and the Scientists is a great achievement of research and storytelling, and a gripping look at what happens when science falls prey to politics.


The Godfather Effect

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ISBN: 9781429952620
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Number of pages: 336
Author: Tom Santopietro
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Godfather Effect in PDF and EPUB A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.


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.


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.


Italian Immigrants

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ISBN: 9781438103594
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 96
Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Italian Immigrants in PDF and EPUB The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a nation of nations. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day, the new Immigration to the United States set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief preface to the set written by general editor Robert Asher that discusses some of the broad reasons why people came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's narrative highlights the themes, people, places, and events that were important to each immigrant group. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a particular group found when they arrived in the United States as well as where they settled. Historical information and background on the various communities present life as it was lived at the time they arrived. The books then trace the group's history and current status in the United States. Each volume includes photographs and illustrations such as passports and other artifacts of immigration, as well as quotes from original source materials. Box features highlight special topics or people, and each book is rounded out with a glossary, timeline, further reading list, and index.


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.


Voices of Italian America

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

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.


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.