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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • History & Theory - Radical Thought,
  • Political Ideologies - Fascism & Totalitarianism,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • International Relations - General,
  • History,
  • Italian Americans,
  • Politics and government,
  • Radicalism,
  • United States,
  • Working class

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsPhilip Cannistraro (Editor), Gerald Meyer (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9598836M
ISBN 100275978915
ISBN 109780275978914

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  Table of Contents. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Italian American Radicalism: An Interpretive History by Philip V. Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer Labor. The Making and Un-Making of an Italian Working Class in the United States, , by Rudolf J. Vecoli War Among the Anarchists: The Galleanisti's Campaign Against Carlo Tresca by Nunzio Pernicone. Italian Price: $ Radicalism had a powerful but largely unacknowledged influence in the Italian-American community. This study brings together 16 selections that restore to Italian-American history the radical experience that has long remained suppressed, but that nevertheless helped shape both the Italian-American community and the American left/5. Radicalism had a powerful but largely unacknowledged influence in the Italian-American community. This study brings together 16 selections that restore to Italian-American history the radical experience that has long remained suppressed, but that nevertheless helped shape both the Italian-American community and the American left. The detailed introduction by the 5/5(1). , am. The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism Edited by Philip Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer Westport, Connecticut, Praeger, The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism is an important collection of essays on Italian American working-class history.

  In ^IThe Lost World of Italian American Radicalism^R, Philip V. Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer have assembled a collection of essays by academics and independent scholars chronicling the struggles and visions, successes and failures, of this fiery lot of radicals and their many adherents who shook local companies and communities, and often the. Review of The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Politics, Labor and Culture, ed. Philip Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer, in American Communist History, (), pp. THE LOST WORLD OF ITALIAN AMERICAN RADICALISM Politics, Labor, and Culture Edited by Philip V. Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer Italian and Italian American Studies Spencer M. Di Scala, Series Adviser Westport, Connecticut London. Bencivenni’s book is in a way a continuation and distillation of ideas put forth in the rich, overflowing essay collection The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism, edited by Philip Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer—a book that’s the wellspring for so much Italian-American radical history. These books are like catnip to me.

Making and un-making of the Italian American working class / Rudolph J. Vecoli --War among the Italian anarchists / Nunzio Pernicone --Italian workers on the waterfront / Calvin Winslow --Donne ribelli / Jennifer Guglielmo --From working-class radicalism to Cold War anti-Communism / Charles A. Zappia --Sacco and Vanzetti's revenge / Paul Avrich. Philip Cannistraro is the author of The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), The Lost World /5.   The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism (Westport: Praeger, ). This is a book a political lifetime—or two, or three, or more—in the making. The organized Italian-American Left has been relatively slight, one of the smallest proportions along with Irish-Americans, among the larger “new” immigrant groups.   The Lost World of Italian‐American Radicalism is a collection of narratives that provide a much‐needed counterbalance to these misleading portrayals. In the Introduction, the editors, Philip Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer, declare that “What is at stake is both historical accuracy and Italian American self‐perception” (p. 3).