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Are Italians White? How Race Is Made in America

ISBN-10: 0415934516
ISBN-13: 9780415934510
Edition: 2003
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This collection of original essays from some of America's leading thinkers asks the intriguing question, 'Are Italians white?' Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.

Jennifer Gugliemo is assistant professor of history at Smith College. She is coeditor of <i>Are Italians White?: How Race Is Made in America</i>.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: White Lies, Dark Truths
Learning the U.S. Color Line
Color: White/Complexion: Dark
"No Color Barrier": Italians, Race, and Power in the United States
Race, Nation, Hyphen: Italian-Americans and American Multiculturalism in Comparative Perspective
Walking the Color Line: Italian Immigrants in Rural Louisiana, 1880-1910
Radicalism and Race
Making the Italian Other: Blacks, Whites, and the Inbetween in the 1895 Spring Valley, Illinois, Race Riot
"It is Providential That There Are Foreigners Here": Whiteness and Masculinity in the Making of Italian American Syndicalist Identity
I Delitti della Razza Bianca (Crimes of the White Race): Italian Anarchists' Racial Discourse as Crime
Surrealist, Anarchist, Afrocentrist: Philip Lamantia Before and After the "Beat Generation"
The Front lines: Hip-Hop, Life, and the Death of Racism
Whiteness, Violence, and the Urban Crisis
When Frank Sinatra Came to Italian Harlem: The 1945 "Race Riot" at Benjamin Franklin High School
Frank L. Rizzo and the Whitening of Italian Americans in Philadelphia
"Italians Against Racism": The Murder of Yusuf Hawkins (R.I.P.) and My March on Bensonhurst
Toward A Black Italian Imaginary
Sangu du Sangu Meu: Growing up Black and Italian in a Time of White Flight
Figuring Race
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito: Life in the Borderlands
Italiani / Africani
Afterword: Du Bois, Race, and Italian Americans
Notes
Contributors
Index

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