The Resource A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon

A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon

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A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century
Title
A great conspiracy against our race
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Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Peter G. Vellon
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Language
eng
Summary
"Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices--slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills--perpetrated against Black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also had to struggle with their own racial consciousness. In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race, Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and 'swarthy' race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national and radical Italian language press in New York City. Examining the press as a cultural production of the Italian immigrant community, this book investigates how this immigrant press constructed race, class, and identity from 1886 through 1920. Their frequent coverage of racially charged events of the time, as well as other topics such as capitalism and religion, reveals how these papers constructed a racial identity as Italian, American, and white. A Great Conspiracy against Our Race vividly illustrates how the immigrant press was a site where socially constructed categories of race, color, civilization, and identity were reworked, created, contested, and negotiated. Vellon also uncovers how Italian immigrants filtered societal pressures and redefined the parameters of whiteness, constructing their own identity. This work is an important contribution to not only Italian American history, but America's history of immigration and race"--Provided by publisher
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Vellon, Peter G
Dewey number
071/.308951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4885.I8
LC item number
V45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, labor, history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American newspapers
  • Italian Americans
  • Whites
  • Immigrants
  • Italian Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • United States
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A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon
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Copyright
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"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-162) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Italian language press and the creation of an Italian racial identity -- The Italian language press and Africa -- Native Americans, Asians, and Italian Americans: constructions of a multilayered racial consciousness -- The education of Italian Americans in matters of color -- Defending Italian American civility, asserting whiteness
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 172 pages
Isbn
9780814788486
Lccn
2014016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024150058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877843643
  • 1485038
  • (OCoLC)ocn877843643
  • (Pol)1485038
Label
A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Italian language press and the creation of an Italian racial identity -- The Italian language press and Africa -- Native Americans, Asians, and Italian Americans: constructions of a multilayered racial consciousness -- The education of Italian Americans in matters of color -- Defending Italian American civility, asserting whiteness
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 172 pages
Isbn
9780814788486
Lccn
2014016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024150058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877843643
  • 1485038
  • (OCoLC)ocn877843643
  • (Pol)1485038

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