By William J. Connell
There was a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American event to confront the discrimination confronted through Italians and americans of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try out via an esteemed group of students and writers to debate the query brazenly by means of charting the historic and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. members supply a continuing sequence of cultural encounters and reviews in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of someone drawn to the bigger issues of yank history.
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S. History, 2nd ed. (1977; Toronto: Guernica, 1999). 1057/9780230115323 - Anti-Italianism, Edited by William J. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-11 32 Peter Vellon “Utterly Faithless Specimens” Italians in the Catholic Church in America Peter R. D’Agostino D iscrimination takes on many shapes and sizes. Sorting out “types” of antiItalian discrimination and stereotypes is no simple matter. S. labor movement, and demeaning images in popular culture. For the sake of clarity, however, I will limit my focus to two broad issues central to anti-Italian discrimination in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States: (1) discrimination within the American Catholic community resulting from the unification of Italy; and (2) anti-Italian discrimination within the American Catholic community resulting from particular aspects of the “religiosity” or devotional “style” of Italians.
See also the same author’s masterly Autobiografia della giovane America. La storiografia Americana dai Padri Pellegrini all’Independenza (Turin, Italy: Einaudi, 1968)—a work never translated but still superior to the existing English language treatments of early American historical writing. Spini, who passed away in Florence in 2006, studied with Perry Miller at Harvard and taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, before returning to Italy. , Bibliografia degli scritti di Giorgio Spini (Florence: Olschki, 2007).
33. William J. , Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 14–29. 34. See especially The Federalist, no. 10. 35. , 3rd ed. (1797; rpt. Union, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 2002). 36. Adams, Defence, 2: 444–45. 37. , Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), 185–216, argues that the view of the Venetian regime as tyrannical dates from the early seventeenth century.