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A documentary history of the Italian Americans,

Author: Wayne Moquin; Charles Lincoln Van Doren; Francis A J Ianni
Publisher: New York, Praeger [1974]
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Genre/Form: History
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Moquin, Wayne.
Documentary history of the Italian Americans.
New York, Praeger [1974]
(OCoLC)558205730
Online version:
Moquin, Wayne.
Documentary history of the Italian Americans.
New York, Praeger [1974]
(OCoLC)609594379
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Moquin; Charles Lincoln Van Doren; Francis A J Ianni
ISBN: 0275197204 9780275197209
OCLC Number: 946157
Description: xii, 443 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: The Italian American presence in the New World, 1492-1850 --
Columbus discovers the New World --
John Cabot and the discovery of North America --
The voyages of Amerigo Vespucci --
Verrazzano's description of New York harbor --
Enrico di Tonti in the Mississippi Valley --
Eusebio Kino's exploration of California --
Filippo Mazzei and American independence --
Italian opera in America / Lorenzo Du Ponte --
Indian agent at Fort Snelling / Lawrence Taliaferro --
Part Two: Immigration and the patterns of settlement, 1850-1929 --
Italian life in New York --
Chicago's Italian colony / Alessandro Mastro-Valerio --
Italian immigrants in Boston --
Immigrants in cities --
Italian immigrants in the south --
Italians of California --
The farm colony at Vineland, New Jersey --
The effect of emigration upon Italy / Antonio Mangano --
A farm colony in North Carolina / Felice Ferrero --
Piedmontese on the Mississippi --
Italian progress in the United States / Alberto Pecorini --
Part Three: Making a living, 1890-1930 --
Enslavement of Italian immigrants --
The padrone system: a federal view --
Vines and wines of California / Andrea Sharboro --
Forced labor in West Virginia / Gino C. Speranza --
Italian competition for black labor in the south --
The Italian working women of New York / Adriana Spadoni --
Tontitown, Arkansas: the work of Pietro Bandini --
Americanization through affluence --
The track gangs: 1. The "wop" in the track gang / Dominic Ciolli ; 2. When the boss went too far / Cesidio Simboli --
The differences between Americans and Italians / Stefano Miele --
Amadeo P. Giannini and the Bank of America --
Amedeo Obici, America's "Peanut King" --
Part Four: The quasi-public utility: organized crime and the Italian American, 1890-1973 --
The New Orleans Mafia / Henry Cabot Lodge --
Report of the White Hand Society --
Black Hand, Mafia, and Camorra --
How the United States fosters the Black Hand / Frank M. White. Imported crime / Arthur Train --
Last statement in court / Bartolomeo Vanzetti --
An unfair press --
Al Capone: public benefactor: 1. Public service is my motto / Al Capone ; 2. Alcohol and Al Capone / Frederick Lewis Allen --
The Castellamarese War of 1930-31 --
Crime as an American way of life / Daniel Bell --
The structure of organized crime --
How we Italians discovered America and kept it clean and pure while giving it lots of singers, judges, and other swell people / Nicholas Pileggi --
The Mafia craze / Vincent Teresa --
Part Five: The controversy over Italian immigration: violence and polemic, 1890-1924 --
The New Orleans lynching, March 14, 1891 --
"What shall we do with the 'dago'?" --
Italians can be Americanized / Joseph A. Senner --
Italian feeling on American lynching / Augusto Pierantoni --
How it feels to be a problem / Gino Speranza --
The flower of her peasantry / John Foster Carr --
The non-Americanization of immigrants / Luigi Carnovale --
Immigration and labor / Constantine Panunzio --
Italophobia --
Part Six: Emergence of the Italian American --
Little Italy, 1888 --
Italians should be republicans --
Italian children in the primary grades / Jane Addams --
Feast days in Little Italy / Jacob Riis --
The Italian theater of New York / Hutchins Hapgood --
Italian associations of New York / Antonio Mangano --
A survey of Boston's Italians --
The Sons of Italy --
American priests for Italian missions --
The foreign language press --
The American mission of Frances Xavier Cabrini --
A Sicilian colony in Manhattan / Gaspare Cusumano --
Americanization and reaction / Alfonso A. Costa --
Michelangelo in Newark --
Americanization in Chicago --
My neighborhood / Edward Corsi --
The speech of Little Italy / Anthony M. Turano --
The odyssey of a wop / John Fante --
Mayor LaGuardia of New York --
Italian culture for the second generation / Mario Petruzzelli --
No. 38 becomes a citizen / Max Ascoli --
Little Italy on June 10, 1940. Pride in American citizenship / Attilio Piccirilli --
Italian Americans, fascism, and the war / Constantine M. Panunzio --
Loyalty of Italian Americans / Vito Marcantonio --
Italian Americans vote Republican / Vincent Tortora --
The process of Americanization / Laura Fermi --
Italian Americans of Boston's North End / Norman Thomas di Giovanni --
Little Italy seventy-five years later / Pietro Di Donato --
Italo-American teen-age culture / Francis A.J. Ianni --
Italian American sports heroes / Maurice R. Marchello --
Italian Americans today / Richard Gambino.
Responsibility: edited by Wayne Moquin with Charles Van Doren. Consulting editor, Francis A.J. Ianni.

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