Are Italians White?: How Race Is Made in America

Are Italians White How Race Is Made in America This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country s leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question Are Italians White Each piece carefully explores how when and why whiteness

Are Italians White How Race is Made in America Jennifer These thoughtful essays on the construction of race, ethnicity, nationalism, and their consequences for culture, conflict, and solidarity ought to be mandatory reading for anti racists everywhere Robin D G Kelley, USC Are Italians White is great social and cultural history Guglielmo and Salerno have done the right thing This is a compelling volume. White on Arrival Italians, Race, Color, and Power in White on Arrival Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, Thomas A Guglielmo on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late th century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and a diverse array of primary sources in English and Italian Italian Australians Italians are well represented in every Australian town and region but there is a disproportionate concentration in Victoria .% compared to % of the general Australian population and South Australia .% compared to .% According to census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, % of Italian born Australians recorded their religion as Christian. Italians and Race Race and Nationality Dr Orville Jenkins Peoples and Cultures Italians and Race Dr Orville Boyd Jenkins Question Italians consider themselves to be White or Caucasians.Why are they darker in shade and their features vary Definitions of whiteness in the United States Background By the th century, white had become well established as a racial term at a time when slavery of African Americans was widespread David R Roediger has argued that the construction of the white race in the United States was an effort to mentally distance slaveowners from slaves The process of officially being defined as white by law often came about in court disputes over When Italian immigrants were the other CNN Jul , There were a number of things that surprised me in my initial research I knew something about our nation s early antipathy toward Catholics and Italians, but I Al Pacino Ethnicity of Celebs What Nationality Al s paternal grandparents were both born in San Fratello, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Italy NEW ADVENT The mechanical industries, in the working of iron, are also growing, as in the manufacture of arms, foundries, and naval construction Coal has been used until now almost exclusively in the industries, and consequently Italy is yearly a tributary to foreign countries in the sum of nearly ,, but now it can substitute electrical power, derived from its numerous watercourses, an Execution of Mussolini th Infantry Division A longer version of the Capture and Execution of Mussolini and of his supporters Capture and Execution of Mussolini Mussolini spent his last days in power in Milan, which was the site of his rise to power Then on April , , he disbanded his government offices. Violence cinarc The anti Chinese riot in Seattle saw many white Seattlites behave shamefully while some, like Judge Thomas Burke, behaved heroically.

  • Title: Are Italians White?: How Race Is Made in America
  • Author: Jennifer Guglielmo
  • ISBN: 9780415934510
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country s leading thinkers asks the rather 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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    1. I'm not sure where to start except to say that this book has been transformative for me. "Are Italians White?: How Race is Made in America" is a collection of works that details the social construction of whiteness in America and specifically how that has affected Sicilians and Italians. I found myself in every piece. It was as if I was finally having the conversations I've been dying to have with others. I felt myself getting teary with certain pieces.Albeit academic and a little dry depending [...]

    2. Surprisingly non-academic and not-surprisingly insightful. I usually expect self-promulgating, excuse-making shit when I read this kind of stuff (i.e. my class made me do it, blech), but this is really way more evolved and interesting. Highly recommended to all my fellow progressive, somewhat self-loathing paisans and then some.

    3. A bit dry at times, though thoroughly interesting & well-thought out, this piece explores many perspectives of race, ethnicity, & immigration, ultimately arriving at the only semi-conclusive answer that while, now, yes, they are, this was not always so.

    4. This book spoke directly to a question I had thought about unconsciously for a very long time, and then consciously as of late. So I was very happy when I started to investigate the question and found this anthology existed. It didn't let me down, as there were several really intriguing essays exploring the Italian-American experience throughout the centuries from diverse angles (though I do think 3-4 of them could have been cut without losing much.) I learned the question is not really 'Are Ita [...]

    5. In case you're wondering, the answer is yes. The various essays in this book repeatedly point out that while Italians were considered inferior to WASP white people in the US, there was never a serious sustained effort to deny they were white with all the benefits that implies. The book looks at the complicated relationship of Italians with other whites and with blacks; in the early 20th century many Italian-Americans were against racism of all sorts, post-WW II as they moved further up the hiera [...]

    6. I had to read this for a class project a while back. Since I am Italian, I found this read incredibly educational. I never would have imagined Italians were considered both white and black when first arriving in America!If you are Italian, and would love to learn more about your peoples' history, read this book. If you love history and learning about cultures, this book could go either way it really depends on whether you find Italy and racism interesting subjects to read about.

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