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White on arrival : Italians, race, color, and power in Chicago, 1890-1945

Author: Thomas A Guglielmo
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Immigrating to the United States, Italians, like all others arriving on America's shores, were made to fill out a standardized immigration form. In the box for race, they faced several choices: Italian, Southern Italian, Mediterranean, or Silician. On the line requesting information on color, they wrote simply "white." This identification had profound implications for Italians, as Thomas A. Guglielmo demonstrates in  Read more...
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Guglielmo, Thomas A.
White on arrival.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2002025828
(OCoLC)49894023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Guglielmo
ISBN: 9780198035381 0198035381 0195303482 9780195303483 1602565406 9781602565401 1280535407 9781280535406 9780195178029 0195178025 9780195155433 0195155432 9786610535408 661053540X
OCLC Number: 61045065
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2004 Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 280 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Introduction; 1. Early Italian Chicago; 2. Riot and Relations; 3. The White Peril of Europe; 4. Race, Color, and Crime; 5. Mayoral Races, Mayoral Colors; 6. Fascism, Empire, and War; 7. Radicalism, Unionism, and the Depression; 8. The Color of Housing; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Guglielmo.

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