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Good Americans : Italian and Jewish immigrants during the First World War

Author: Christopher M Sterba
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the participation of Italian and Jewish Americans, both on the home front and overseas, in the First World War. Christoper M. Sterba argues that immigrant communities played a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Sterba
ISBN: 0195147545 9780195147544 0195154886 9780195154887
OCLC Number: 49576532
Description: viii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Melting Pot Goes to War --
1. The Heyday of the New Immigrant Enclave --
I. Your Country Needs You --
2. "Get in Out of the Draft": Raising Volunteers and the Italian Response in New Haven --
3. "Not as a Jew but as a Citizen": The Draft and New York Jewry --
II. Training the New Immigrant Soldier --
4. Being Italian in the Yankee Division --
5. Being Jewish in the National Army --
III. The Home Front --
6. "More Than Ever, We Feel Proud to Be Italians" --
7. "New York Jewry Must Do Its Duty" --
8. "They Were Good Americans": Survival and Victory on the Western Front --
Epilogue: A New Voice in Politics.
Responsibility: Christopher M. Sterba.
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Sterba's new and unique contribution to the historiography of ethnic America is to chart the impact of the First World War on sourthern and eastern Europeans. * Journal of American Studies * ... Read more...

 
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