William J. Connell's Anti-Italianism: Essays on a Prejudice (Italian and Italian PDF

By William J. Connell

ISBN-10: 023010830X

ISBN-13: 9780230108301

There was a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American event to confront the discrimination confronted by means of Italians and americans of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try by means of an esteemed group of students and writers to debate the query overtly by means of charting the historic and cultural obstacles of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. individuals provide a continual sequence of cultural encounters and reports in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of somebody drawn to the bigger topics of yankee history.    

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In the wake of the Holocaust, a number of Jewish organizations campaigned against various productions of The Merchant of Venice for reasons one can understand without condoning. As recently as 1981 the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tried to prevent the broadcast on PBS of a BBC production of The Merchant of Venice. Times change, and today the ADL instead uses the Merchant of Venice to teach about anti-Semitism. To my knowledge no Italian American organization has ever tried to block a production of Romeo and Juliet.

Whayne argues that Italian immigrants on an Arkansas plantation were considered a “third race” between blacks and whites. ” See Whayne, “Labor Relations and the Evolving Plantation: The Case of Sunnyside,” in Whayne, Shadows Over Sunnyside: An Arkansas Plantation in Transition, 1830–1945 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993), 35. Prescott F. Hall, “The Future of American Ideals,” North American Review 195, no. 1 (January 1912), 94–102; especially 99. Discussing the racial composition of the southern Italian in particular, Hall added “the South Italian, which constitutes the largest element in our present immigration, is one of the most mixed races in Europe and is partly African, owing to the negroid migration from Carthage to Italy” (95).

Ruggiero Romano and Alberto Tenenti (Turin, Italy: Einaudi, 1972–76), vol. 2, pt. , Gli orizzonti aperti. Profili del mercante medievale (Turin, Italy: Paravia, 1997), 175–98; Jacques Le Goff, L’Italia nello specchio del Medioevo, trans. Corrado Vivanti (Turin, Italy: Einaudi, 2000). 26. Nikki Shepardson, Burning Zeal: The Rhetoric of Martyrdom and the Protestant Community in Reformation France, 1520–1570 (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2007), 108–46. 27. Antonio d’Andrea, “Geneva 1576–78: The Italian Community and the Myth of Italy,” in Joseph C.

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