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Mister Pagliatch and Miss Tetrazin'

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

The songs in Chapter 2 describe the celebrity status of Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini from the viewpoint of the working-class Italian immigrants whom these stars attracted to the Metropolitan ... More


Education in the Autobiographies of Four Italian Women Immigrants

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Italian immigrants' documented limited presence — at times, absence — in the American schools was due to cultural heritage. The idea that Italians were far less likely than others to receive an ... More


Toward Success

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writers of the autobiographies in this last chapter have achieved success as doctors, professors, or business people, so they belong to a different social class than ... More


“Hot-Blooded Eye-talian” Women: The Lascivious and Desperate Post–World War II Italian Immigrant in U.S. Cinema

Laura E. Ruberto

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041396
eISBN:
9780252099991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041396.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores U.S.-produced films from the first decades after World War II through two competing themes—World War II and Italian style—which together influenced how new Italian immigrant ... More


“why, It's Mother”: the Italian Mothers' Clubs of New York

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Italo-American Women's Club of Williamsburg staged a homegrown play entitled Why, It's Mother and was set in 1938 depicting the then gloomy situation of the first-generation female Italian ... More


The Contested Table: Food, Gender, and Generations in Italian Harlem, 1920–1930

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the conflict over food that pitted New York-born Italians against their immigrant parents during the period 1920–1930. It begins with a discussion of how food became a symbol of ... More


In Italy Everyone Enjoys It—Why Not in America?: Italian Americans and Consumption in Transnational Perspective During the Early Twentieth Century

Elizabeth Zanoni

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

The magnitude of Italian imports in the United States before World War II reflected the role that immigrants played in fostering the commercial flows. Italian immigrants’ conspicuous fondness of ... More


Italian American Radicalism: Old World Roots, New World Developments

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a general overview of the Italian radical movement in the United States. It begins by mapping the social and political scene in Italy after the struggle for unification in 1861, ... More


The Italian Language Press and the Creation of an Italian Racial Identity

Peter G. Vellon

in A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788486
eISBN:
9780814788493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788486.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides a glimpse into the Italian communities of New York City in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, by mapping out where Italian immigrants lived, the cultural ... More


The Literary and Immigrant Contexts of Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers

Kenneth Scambray

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how the Watts Towers is as much about Italian immigrants in California as it is about its creator, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia. Italian American immigrant novels and ... More


Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migration, and Italian Imaginaries

Luisa Del Giudice

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses, first, Rodia's life and worldview as an Italian immigrant and, second, the Italian cultural practices and imagery embedded in his art. That is, it examines Rodia's life and ... More


“Sunday Dinner? You Had to Be There!”: Making Food, Family, and Nation in Italian Harlem, 1930–1940

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how, during the period 1930–1940, Italian immigrants in East Harlem articulated new food-based strategies aimed at controlling the mobility of immigrant children by delaying ... More


“Buy Italian!”: Imports, Diasporic Nationalism, and the Politics of Authenticity

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how the fondness of New York City's Italian immigrants for imported foods helped make the food import business crucial to the project of diasporic Italian nationalism. It argues ... More


Serving Ethnicity: Italian Restaurants, American Eaters, and the Making of an Ethnic Popular Culture

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Italian restaurateurs used food to represent Italian American identity and nation outside the community. In the interwar years, the position of Italian Americans in the ... More


Parallel Expressions: Artistic Contributions of Italian Immigrants in the Río de la Plata Basin of South America at the Time of Simon Rodia

George Epolito

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reveals the artistic contributions of Italian immigrants in the Río de la Plata Basin of South America—Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil—which ran parallel to the lifetime of Simon ... More


Italian-American Cookbooks From Oral to Print Culture

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter the author focuses on the history of cookbooks written by, or for, immigrant cooks and their descendants, attending particularly to those cookbooks that offer information about the ... More


An American Foodscape: Food, Place, and Race in Italian Harlem

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the interrelationships among food, place, and race in Italian Harlem and shows that the Italian immigrant community was also a race-inflected geography of food consumption. ... More


Introduction

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the role played by Italians in shaping California's wine industry. It examines why, of all the many ethnic and immigrant groups in turn-of-the-twentieth-century California, ... More


The Sovversivi and Their Cultural World

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a collective profile of the sovversivi, as well as a discussion of their organizations and cultural life. It examines their role as ethnic leaders, the institutions they ... More


The Education of Italian Americans in Matters of Color

Peter G. Vellon

in A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788486
eISBN:
9780814788493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788486.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates how the Italian American press negotiated and digested the American racial system by examining its discussion of Italian and African American issues. In response to American ... More


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