First published in 1971 this updated and revised classic, which has earned rave reviews, details the incredible contributions of Italian Americans to the artistic, social, economic, political and religious life of the United States.
This highly acclaimed book addresses two key questions that pertains to all Americans: 1) Was an extra measure of loyalty and patriotism required of Italian immigrants because the country of their birth was a declared enemy of their adopted country; and 2) Does the World War II experience of Italian Americans offer meaningful insights as to how we should treat other immigrant groups in future conflicts?
Sicilia Parra praises this book because through it, “we relive an important moment of Sicilian immigration that must be known.” This book shatters commonly held perceptions of Sicilians in New York. It will stand forever as perhaps the only window into a past which is vanishing from our history.
Based on first-hand, original and archival documents uncovered in Italian and American national archives, this book details how details how in December 1929, Mussolini disbanded the Fascist League of North America. It presents to the national and international audience of scholars and readers a clear view of the causes of the dissemination of fascism in the United States from 1922 to 1930.
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