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A Great Conspiracy against Our Race : Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century.

Author: Peter G Vellon
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2014.
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Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices-slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills-perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also had to struggle with their own racial consciousness. In A Great  Read more...
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Vellon, Peter G.
A Great Conspiracy against Our Race : Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century.
New York : NYU Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Vellon
ISBN: 9780814760505 0814760503
OCLC Number: 893740350
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents: Cover; A GREAT CONSPIRACY AGAINST OUR RACE; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Italian Language Press and the Creation of an Italian Racial Identity; 2. The Italian Language Press and Africa; 3. Native Americans, Asians, and Italian Americans: Constructions of a Multilayered Racial Consciousness; 4. The Education of Italian Americans in Matters of Color; 5. Defending Italian American Civility, Asserting Whiteness; Epilogue; Notes; Index; About the Author.

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Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices-slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills-perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also had to struggle with their own racial consciousness. In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race, Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "swarthy" race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential nati.

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"Peter Vellon offers a convincing narrative of the road to whiteness articulated by the Italian American press, and reveals how the definition of whiteness has been critical to American culture, in Read more...

 
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