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Auteur(s) : Laurino, Maria  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The Italian Americans [Texte imprimé] : a history / Maria Laurino

Publication : New York : W. W. Norton & Company, cop. 2015

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (308 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Comprend : Part One: 1860-1910 ; La famiglia ; Who killa da chief? ; Birds of passage ; A secret history ; Up from the ashes ; Part Two: 1910-1930 ; Becoming American ; Fruits of thy labor ; Taking the streets ; Guilt by association ; A shortcut ; Part Three: 1930-1945 ; The little flower ; Faith in the fatherland ; Why we fight ; Enemy aliens ; Part Four: 1945-Present ; American dreams ; Cultural outlaws ; Crime and prejudice ; Mythmakers ; Breaking through ; We're all Italian!

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-281) and index
Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar caricatures fostered by popular culture, she tells the stories of Sicilian workers imported to replace the labor of freed slaves, the grim realities from which most immigrants came, the lynchings of Italian Americans, and the first uses of the word "mafia." Laurino shows how Italian Americans dominated the fishing industry in San Francisco, helped save the city after the Great Fire, and were interned or restricted as "enemy aliens" during World War II. Readers will meet the celebrated NYPD officer who battled "The Black Hand"; sex-symbol Rudolph Valentino, who attracted both adoration and scorn; and Rosina Bonavita, the real-life "Rosie the Riveter." Laurino brings to light the significance of Italian American roots to generation-defining authors and poets like Diane DiPrima, and examines how Italian Americans' focus on family and community has influenced American politics. From anarchist radicals of the early twentieth century to Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo; from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga, this book explores and celebrates the rich history and ongoing vitality of Italian American life.--From publisher description


Sujet(s) : Américains d'origine italienne -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780393241297 (hardcover). - ISBN 0393241297 (hardcover). - ISBN 0393241963. - ISBN 9780393241969

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb442691691

Notice n° :  FRBNF44269169 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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