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By William J. Connell

ISBN-10: 0230115322

ISBN-13: 9780230115323

There has been a wierd reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American adventure to confront the discrimination confronted by way of Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring test through an esteemed workforce of students and writers to debate the query brazenly via charting the ancient and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. participants supply a continual sequence of cultural encounters and reviews in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of an individual attracted to the bigger issues of yankee heritage.

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Baker, Fortunate Pilgrims: Americans in Italy, 1800–1860 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1964); George Wynne, Early Americans in Rome (Rome: Dapco, 1966); Erik Amfiteatrof, The Enchanted Ground: Americans in Italy, 1760–1980 (Boston: Little, Brown, 1980); Leonardo Buonomo, Backward Glances: Exploring Italy, Reinterpreting America (1831–1866) (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996); Robert K. Martin and Leland S. , Roman Holidays: American Writers and Artists in Nineteenth-Century Italy (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002).

This categorization would enable the commission to establish that there was a scientifically sanctioned hierarchy of races rooted in the specific skin color of the various peoples. What the commission said about Italians served to reinforce and shape the contours and parameters of racial nativism by separating southern Italians from northern Europeans and linking them with perceived darker races. ”24 The commission had followed the guidelines set forth by the Bureau of Immigration in 1899, which classified arriving immigrants by races or peoples.

13. Rooted in traditions of lawlessness associated with slavery and the strife of reconstruction, lynchings continued to occur in the South with regularity, long after they had become a rarity in other parts of the country. By the late nineteenth century, mob violence associated with lynching had become a distinct symbol of black oppression in the South and a prominent feature of the region’s race relations. According to W. , Under Sentence of Death: Lynching in the South [Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997], 2, 4, and 11).

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