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The Resource The Italian Americans : a history, Maria Laurino

The Italian Americans : a history, Maria Laurino

Label
The Italian Americans : a history
Title
The Italian Americans
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Maria Laurino
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laurino, Maria
Dewey number
973/.0451
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I8
LC item number
L379 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Italian Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The Italian Americans : a history, Maria Laurino
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Companion to the PBS series by John Maggio"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1860-1910. La famiglia ; Who killa da chief? ; Birds of passage ; A secret history ; Up from the ashes -- 1910-1930. Becoming American ; Fruits of thy labor ; Taking the streets ; Guilt by association ; A shortcut -- 1930-1945. The little flower ; Faith in the fatherland ; Why we fight ; Enemy aliens -- 1945-present. American dreams ; Cultural outlaws ; Crime and prejudice ; Mythmakers ; Breaking through ; We're all Italian!
Control code
20365144
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393241297
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn889323885
  • (OCoLC)889323885
Label
The Italian Americans : a history, Maria Laurino
Publication
Note
"Companion to the PBS series by John Maggio"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1860-1910. La famiglia ; Who killa da chief? ; Birds of passage ; A secret history ; Up from the ashes -- 1910-1930. Becoming American ; Fruits of thy labor ; Taking the streets ; Guilt by association ; A shortcut -- 1930-1945. The little flower ; Faith in the fatherland ; Why we fight ; Enemy aliens -- 1945-present. American dreams ; Cultural outlaws ; Crime and prejudice ; Mythmakers ; Breaking through ; We're all Italian!
Control code
20365144
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393241297
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn889323885
  • (OCoLC)889323885

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