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By William J. Connell

ISBN-10: 023010830X

ISBN-13: 9780230108301

There was a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American event to confront the discrimination confronted by means of Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring test via an esteemed group of students and writers to debate the query brazenly by means of charting the old and cultural obstacles of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. individuals provide a continual sequence of cultural encounters and reports in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of a person attracted to the bigger subject matters of yankee history.    

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Are Italians White: How Race is Made in America (New York: Routledge, 2003); Thomas A. Guglielmo, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890–1945 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003); Matthew Frye Jacobson, Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998); Robert Orsi, “The Religious Boundaries of an Inbetween People: Street Feste and the Problem of the Dark-Skinned Other in Italian Harlem, 1920– 1990,” American Quarterly 44 (1992): 313–47; David R.

O, Liberty, white goddess, is it well To leave the gate unguarded? Liberty wears a white face in Aldrich’s vision of an America whose greatness was being sapped by “swarthy” undesirables. 26 Although recent scholars have grown accustomed to using the phrase “inbetween” to describe Italian racial status in America, the concept was already being used in the contemporary press of the 1890s. 1057/9780230115323 - Anti-Italianism, Edited by William J. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-11 “Between White Men and Negroes” 27 link connecting the white and black races.

The phenotypic differences created confusion on the part of white Southerners as to exactly what color or race these immigrants belonged. 35 Adding to the consternation on the part of white southerners was that Italian immigrants tended to ignore entrenched racial codes in the South. Interviews with the descendants of plantation workers reveal that Italians did not readily acclimate themselves to the racial norms of the South. 37 Rather, the prevailing attitude of Sicilian immigrants toward African American coworkers appeared to be curiosity or indifference.

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