By William J. Connell
There has been a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American adventure to confront the discrimination confronted by way of Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try by means of an esteemed staff of students and writers to debate the query brazenly by means of charting the old and cultural obstacles of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. members provide a continuing sequence of cultural encounters and stories in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of someone attracted to the bigger topics of yank heritage.
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Haas, “Guns, Goats, and Italians,” 52. 5. Italian Consul in New Orleans to Ambassador, January 13, 1900, in Archivio Storico Diplomatico del Ministero degli Affari Esteri [hereafter abbreviated as “ASMAE”], Ambasciata di Washington, busta 103, p8, n1866, “Linciaggio di Tallulah: bills Davis e Hitt: 1900–1901” [hereafter abbreviated as “Washington, ‘Linciaggio di Tallulah’”]. 6. ” 7. ” 8. Italian Ambassador to Dept. ” 9. The United States government paid an indemnity in the amount of $25,000 to the Italian government to be divided among the families of those killed in Tallulah; Haas, “Guns, Goats, and Italians,” 54.
Biografia politica di Filippo Mazzei (Milan: Franco Angeli, 1985); Mario Montorzi, “I processi contro Filippo Mazzei ed i liberali pisani nel 1799,” in his Giustizia in contado. Studi sull’esercizio della giurisdizione nel territorio pontederese e pisano in età moderna (Pisa: Pacini, 1997), 289–300. 7. Filangieri figures importantly in Antonio Pace, Benjamin Franklin and Italy, Memoirs of the American Philosophical Association 47 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Association, 1958). , 66:6 (Philadelphia, 1976); and Maestro, “Gaetano Filangieri and His Laws of Relative Goodness,” Journal of the History of Ideas 44 (1983): 687–91, and the important study by Vincenzo Ferrone, La società giusta ed equa.
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Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice by William J. Connell