Are Italians White? How Race Is Made in America
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 8/14/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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>.
|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|
|Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito: Life in the Borderlands|
|Italiani / Africani|
|Afterword: Du Bois, Race, and Italian Americans|