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Searching for subversives : the story of Italian internment in wartime America

Author: Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the United States entered World War II, Italian nationals living in this country were declared enemy aliens and faced with legal restrictions. Several thousand aliens and a few U.S. citizens were arrested and underwent flawed hearings, and hundreds were interned. Shedding new light on an injustice often overshadowed by the mass confinement of Japanese Americans, Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas traces how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas
ISBN: 9781469634333 1469634333 9781469634340 1469634341
OCLC Number: 975490823
Description: xvi, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The legal and political history of Italian immigrants in the United States before 1941 --
The face of selective internment and the impact of other wartime restrictions --
The struggle for justice in the internment process --
Bocce behind barbed wire : checks on government power in the camps --
Conclusion.
Series Title: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Responsibility: Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas.

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