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The Resource Italian immigrants, Michael Burgan ; Robert Asher, general editor

Italian immigrants, Michael Burgan ; Robert Asher, general editor

Label
Italian immigrants
Title
Italian immigrants
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burgan ; Robert Asher, general editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A highly appealing introduction to the topic, Italian Immigrants provides a brief history of Italian Americans, their contributions to American society, and highlights of their history. After discussing the first Italian immigrants in colonial America, the book moves on to describe the first great wave of migration and the role of Italians during the American Revolution and the early republic. Through an engaging text and helpful photographs and illustrations, readers will learn how economic opportunities, family and church, and old community ties affected these Italian immigrants. This clear and nicely illustrated volume closes with an exploration of Italian Americans today, emphasizing the fight against the enduring stereotype of Italians and organized crime. History covered includes: Political unification in Italy Major areas of settlement in the United States Early prejudices against Italians due to their supposed links to organized crime, the Padrone System, their Roman Catholicism, and their peasant background - Continuing prejudices that led to quota laws - How Italians gained a new visibility and were kept from suspicion during World War II as notable Italian-American politicians and pop culture figures emerged - Growth of Italians' influence in politics, academia, business, and a continued presence in art and pop culture - An examination of reality, distortion, and the role of the media, including movies and shows such as The Godfather and The Sopranos
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
179515
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgan, Michael
Dewey number
304.8/73045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I8
LC item number
B96 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Asher, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Immigration to the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Italian Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Italian Americans
Label
Italian immigrants, Michael Burgan ; Robert Asher, general editor
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0419/2004014303.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 93) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Explorers and early immigrants -- The first great wave -- The peak years -- Becoming American -- Smaller numbers, larger influence -- Italian Americans today -- Time line of italina immigration -- Glossary -- Further reading-- Index
Control code
765984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780816056811
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816056811
  • (OCoLC)55847482
Label
Italian immigrants, Michael Burgan ; Robert Asher, general editor
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0419/2004014303.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 93) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Explorers and early immigrants -- The first great wave -- The peak years -- Becoming American -- Smaller numbers, larger influence -- Italian Americans today -- Time line of italina immigration -- Glossary -- Further reading-- Index
Control code
765984
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780816056811
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816056811
  • (OCoLC)55847482

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