Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965 - Critical Studies in Italian America (Hardback)
  • Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965 - Critical Studies in Italian America (Hardback)
zoom

Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965 - Critical Studies in Italian America (Hardback)

(author)
£112.00
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 05/03/2019
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Whom We Shall Welcome examines World War II immigration of Italians to the United States, an under-studied period in Italian immigration history. Danielle Battisti looks at efforts by Italian American organizations to foster Italian immigration along with the lobbying efforts of Italian Americans to change the quota laws. While Italian Americans (and other white ethnics) had attained virtual political and social equality with many other groups of older-stock Americans by the end of the war, Italians continued to be classified as undesirable immigrants. Her work is an important contribution toward understanding the construction of Italian American racial/ethnic identity in this period, the role of ethnic groups in U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era, and the history of the liberal immigration reform movement that led to the 1965 Immigration Act.
Whom We Shall Welcome makes significant contributions to histories of migration and ethnicity, post-World War II liberalism, and immigration policy.

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823284399
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Whom We Shall Welcome is an outstanding book, making many important and timely interventions in the studies of migration and ethnicity, post-World War II liberalism and conservatism, and immigration policy. Drawing on a vast array of evidence from archives across the country and with a mastery of the secondary literature, Battisti makes a sophisticated argument in lively, confident prose. -- Torrie Hester, Saint Louis University
...a relevant contribution in reassessing Italian Americans' ethnic and racial identity as well as their participation in both the politicking of the Cold War and the movement to amend Washington's immigration policies. * H-Italy *

You may also be interested in...

At Home
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Guns, Germs and Steel
Added to basket
The Five
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Man in the Red Coat
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The National Trust Book of Scones
Added to basket
The Great Romantic
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Appeasing Hitler
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Lady in Waiting
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Seashaken Houses
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Secret Lives of Colour
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.