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Italian Americans: A Multicultural View

by Francis N. Elmi, Louis J. Gesualdi and Lisa Kuan Hamilton Books
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The Italian Americans: A Multicultural View demonstrates how popular negative notions of Italian American life are inaccurate. It is an introduction to an understanding of the Italian American sociohistorical experience including the oppression, exploitation and discrimination of this group in the United States, past and present.




Chapter 1 A Brief Look at Some Beccarian Principles

Chapter 2 A Brief Timeline of the Oppression, Exploitation and Discrimination of Italian Americans in the United States

Chapter 3 A Comparison of the Italian and Black Sociohistorical Experiences in the United States from 1870 to the Present

Chapter 4 Struggle and Triumph: A History of Prominent Hershey Italian Americans

Chapter 5 The Effect of Fascist Political Repression and the Manifesto of Race on Selected Prominent Italian and Italian American Jewish Academics: Murder and Flight'Italy's Loss and America's Gain –A Multicultural Narrative

Chapter 6 The Holocaust and Italy

Chapter 7 A Brief Discussion on Roseto

Chapter 8 Popular Held Beliefs about Italian Americans and Organized Crime

Chapter 9 A Brief Critique on the 2015 PBS Special on Italian Americans

Chapter 10 Criticisms of the Banning of Columbus Day

Chapter 11 Some Ideas for Research and Projects for the American Italian Sociohistorical Association



About the Authors

Francis N. Elmi is professor emeritus in English at City University of New York and author of The Invisible Minority: A History of the Italian American Struggle for Justice and Equality at The City University of New York.

Louis J. Gesualdi is professor of sociology at the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, St. John's University and author of The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings

Lisa Kuan received her MS in Biology with a concentration in recombinant DNA technology at New York University.