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New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945
edited by Laura E Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra
contributions by Laura E Ruberto, Joseph Sciorra, Donald Tricarico, Elizabeth Zanoni, Ottorino Cappelli, Donna Gabaccia, Stefano Luconi, Maddalena Marinari, James S Pasto and Rodrigo Praino
afterword by Donna R. Gabaccia
University of Illinois Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-252-08245-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04095-5 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09949-6
Library of Congress Classification E184.I8N49 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0451

Italian immigration from 1945 to the present is an American phenomenon too little explored in our historical studies. Until now. In this new collection, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra edit essays by an elite roster of scholars in Italian American studies. These interdisciplinary works focus on leading edge topics that range from politics of the McCarren-Walter Act and its effects on women to the ways Italian Americans mobilized against immigration restrictions. Other essays unwrap the inner workings of multi-ethnic power brokers in a Queens community, portray the complex transformation of identity in Boston’s North End, and trace the development of Italian American youth culture and how new arrivals fit into it. Finally, Donna Gabaccia pens an afterword on the importance of this seventy-year period in U.S. migration history.

Contributors: Ottorino Cappelli, Donna Gabaccia, Stefano Luconi, Maddalena Marinari, James S. Pasto, Rodrigo Praino, Laura E. Ruberto, Joseph Sciorra, Donald Tricarico, and Elizabeth Zanoni.

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