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 americans of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try through an esteemed crew of students and writers to debate the query overtly by means of charting the ancient and cultural limitations of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. individuals provide a continuing sequence of cultural encounters and reports in tv, literature, and picture that deserve the eye of someone drawn to the bigger topics of yankee background.
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14. Times-Democrat, July 24, 1899. 15. Daily Picayune, July 25, 1899. 16. New York Sun, August 4, 1899. 17. For work that focuses on the “inbetweenness” of European immigrants see Roediger and Barrett, “Inbetween Peoples”; George E. Cunningham, “The Italian, A Hindrance to White Solidarity, 1890–1898,” Journal of Negro History 50, no. 1 (January 1965), 22–36; Jean A. Scarpaci, Italian Immigrants in Louisiana’s Sugar Parishes: Recruitment, Labor Conditions, and Community Relations, 1880–1910 (New York: Arno Press, 1980); and Scarpaci, “A Tale of Selective Accommodation: Sicilians and Native Whites in Louisiana,” Journal of Ethnic Studies 5 (1997): 37–50; Orsi, “Religious Boundaries”; John Higham, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860–1925, 2nd ed.
Jerome Krase, Frank B. , and Frank Alduino (New York: American Italian Historical Association, 2007). 5. Gregory A. Stiverson and Phebe R. Jacobsen, William Paca: A Biography (Annapolis: Maryland Historical Society, 1976). On Paca’s connections to classical culture, but with not even a mention of Italian culture, see Joseph Manca, “Cicero in America: Civic Duty and Private Happiness in Charles Willson Peale’s Portrait of William Paca,” American Art 17, no. 1 (2003): 68–89. Paca’s marital life was as exciting as that of a number of Founding Fathers, and also some recent politicians, although it did not diminish his historical role.
S. Catholic Church. ” The papal concern for the temporal power deeply shaped this revival that revolutionized church doctrine and practice. Because the Vatican contended that the modern liberal world was pagan and had fallen to satanic influence, the papacy took unprecedented steps to promote Marian devotions, pilgrimages, public expressions of belief in the supernatural, devotions to saints, and Catholic educational and welfare institutions (and in some instances political parties). The creation of a veritable subculture of Catholic life would protect Catholics from the dangers of modern liberal societies, and cultivate a profound and intense loyalty to the institutions of the Church and their Holy Father, the prisoner of the Vatican, the pope.
Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice by William J. Connell