New PDF release: Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice

By William J. Connell

ISBN-10: 023010830X

ISBN-13: 9780230108301

ISBN-10: 0230115322

ISBN-13: 9780230115323

There has been a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American adventure to confront the discrimination confronted via Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try out by way of an esteemed team of students and writers to debate the query overtly through charting the historic and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. members supply a continual sequence of cultural encounters and reviews in tv, literature, and picture that deserve the eye of somebody attracted to the bigger issues of yank background.

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Referencing the 1891 murder of New Orleans chief of police David Hennessy, the New Orleans Daily States added, “Every man in that crowd knew all about the mafia and all about the Hennessey [sic] murder. ”2 The lynching would not be the final act in the Tallulah mob’s desire to stamp out the Italian presence in their midst. In addition to the five Italians lynched, there is the story of the DiFattas’ brother-in-law, Giuseppe Defina, who lived in nearby Millikens Bend. According to local newspaper reports, the lynch mob had dispersed after it had completed its task, but Giuseppe Defina told a different story to the Italian Consulate.

15 A contemporary newspaper offered its interpretation of the Tallulah lynching by arguing that in the South “the average man will classify the population as whites, dagoes, and negroes. This is the explanation of the lynching of Italians in Louisiana . . The unwritten law of the South is that a white man shall not be lynched . . ”16 White or Black? 17 Robert Orsi points out that over the last two centuries the skin color of immigrants to the United States had been darkening as the points of embarkation shifted from northern Europe to southern and eastern Europe, the Caribbean, East Asia, and Mexico, and then again most recently to South Asia and South and Central America.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2004); and Donna R. Gabaccia and Vicki L. S. Immigration History (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006). 2. Giovanni Ermenegildo Schiavo, The Italians in America Before the Civil War (New York: Vigo Press, 1934). 3. Dennis Starr, The Italians of New Jersey: A Historical Introduction and Bibliography (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1985), xx. 4. See, for instance, the collection Italian Americans Before Mass Migration: We’ve Always Been Here, ed.

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