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A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century

Author: Peter G Vellon
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Culture, labor, history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
Great conspiracy against our race
(DLC) 2014016413
(OCoLC)877843643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Vellon
ISBN: 9780814788493 0814788491
OCLC Number: 891147853
Notes: "Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Italian language press and the creation of an Italian racial identity --
The Italian language press and Africa --
Native Americans, Asians, and Italian Americans: constructions of a mulilayered racial consciousness --
The education of Italian Americans in matters of color --
Defending Italian American civility, asserting whiteness.
Series Title: Culture, labor, history.
Responsibility: Peter G. Vellon.
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Explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "swarthy" race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national and radical Italian language press in New York City.  Read more...

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