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By William J. Connell

ISBN-10: 023010830X

ISBN-13: 9780230108301

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There has been a wierd reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American adventure to confront the discrimination confronted by means of Italians and americans of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try out via an esteemed workforce of students and writers to debate the query overtly through charting the ancient and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. individuals supply a continuing sequence of cultural encounters and reviews in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of someone drawn to the bigger issues of yankee historical past.

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7. Filangieri figures importantly in Antonio Pace, Benjamin Franklin and Italy, Memoirs of the American Philosophical Association 47 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Association, 1958). , 66:6 (Philadelphia, 1976); and Maestro, “Gaetano Filangieri and His Laws of Relative Goodness,” Journal of the History of Ideas 44 (1983): 687–91, and the important study by Vincenzo Ferrone, La società giusta ed equa. Repubblicanesimo e diritti dell’uomo in Gaetano Filangieri (Bari, Italy: Laterza, 2005).

New Orleans Times-Democrat, July 24, 1899. 2. New Orleans Daily States, July 24, 1899. 3. Edward F. Haas, “Guns, Goats, and Italians: The Tallulah Lynching of 1899,” Journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association 13, no. 2–3 (Spring–Summer 1982): 50. 4. Haas, “Guns, Goats, and Italians,” 52. 5. Italian Consul in New Orleans to Ambassador, January 13, 1900, in Archivio Storico Diplomatico del Ministero degli Affari Esteri [hereafter abbreviated as “ASMAE”], Ambasciata di Washington, busta 103, p8, n1866, “Linciaggio di Tallulah: bills Davis e Hitt: 1900–1901” [hereafter abbreviated as “Washington, ‘Linciaggio di Tallulah’”].

For instance, some American bishops refused to allow Italians in the United States to celebrate a high requiem Mass for their slain monarch, King Umberto I, in 1900. These American Catholics simply would not countenance the presence of Italian national symbols in their parish churches or cathedrals, in honor of a king whose father had “usurped” the papal dominions. But Pope Leo permitted those same services in Italy and the Vatican informed the American Catholic Church leaders that requiem Masses were permissible.

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