ERIC Number: ED246154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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From Immigrants to Ethnics: The Italian Americans.
Nelli, Humbert S.
A sociological, political, and cultural history of Italians in America, this book's chapters discuss (1) Italian explorers, intellectuals, and artisans who participated in the settlement and establishment of the United States; (2) socioeconomic conditions in nineteenth century Italy that led to mass emigration; (3) the distribution of Italian immigrants around the United States and their particular concentration in cities; (4) the socioeconomic life of Italians in American cities until World War I; (5) economic adjustment of Italians to American labor and employment opportunities before 1920; (6) the politics of the Italian urban districts and the centrality of the "machine"; (7) cultural and social life in Italian communities; (8) impact of immigration upon Italian family life before 1920; (9) roles of Italians in American culture and public life between the world wars; and (10) emergence of the ethnic Italian American after World War II. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography. (KH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Background, Economic Status, Ethnic Distribution, Family (Sociological Unit), Immigrants, Italian Americans, Politics, United States History, Urban Population
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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