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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 660
Weight: 1640 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"A marvelous history of people fundamental to the American mosaic, a history that is thoughtful, honest, passionate, and right for our times. The Routledge History of Italian Americans traces Italian immigrants from a newly unified nation that could not hold its people to thoroughly integrated Americans at all levels of society. It's essential for understanding Americans in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."
Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and author of The History of White People
"Wide-ranging, with chapters that cover 500 years of history while addressing everything from politics, economy, culture, race, class, and gender to work, radicalism, religion, residence and everyday life, The Routledge History of Italian Americans belongs on the shelf of every scholar of Italian America and in every library serving Italian-Americans. Specialists will find enough of the latest research, written by prominent scholars, to satisfy their very specific needs while newcomers to the topic can gain from the contributors' obvious awareness of the needs of general readers in search of `the big picture.' "
Donna Gabaccia, University of Toronto and author of Italy's Many Diasporas
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