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Italian immigrant radical culture : the idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Author: Marcella Bencivenni
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maligned by modern media and often stereotyped, Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past. Here, Marcella Bencivenni delves into the history of the sovversivi, a transnational generation of social rebels, and offers a fascinating portrait of their political struggle as well as their beliefs.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Arturo M Giovannitti; Arturo M Giovannitti
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcella Bencivenni
ISBN: 9780814723180 0814723187
OCLC Number: 967258809
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Italian American radicalism: old world roots, new world developments --
The sovversivi and their cultural world --
A literary class war: the Italian American radical press --
Politics and leisure: the Italian American radical stage --
Italian American literary radicalism --
Arturo Giovannitti: poet and prophet of labor --
Allegories of anti-fascism: the radical cartoons of Fort Velona.
Responsibility: Marcella Bencivenni.

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Compellingly documents the wide spectrum of this oppositional culture and examines the many cultural and artistic forms it took, from newspapers to literature and poetry to theater and visual art.  Read more...

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