Academic Perceptions of Italian American Immigration as Seen in Scholarly Journals of the 1880's

Academic Perceptions of Italian American Immigration as Seen in Scholarly Journals of the 1880's

By: Barattini Kathryn De Fatta (author)Hardback

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This book attempts to highlight anytime "Italian immigration" or "Italian immigrants" are mentioned in a scholarly periodical, including both passing notations and in-depth critical analyses of these topics. These references allow us to examine the initial and evolving perceptions of the academic community toward mass Italian American immigration from its basic beginnings in the early 1880s through the end of that decade. In addition, references about Italian immigration from the popular periodical press of the time are juxtaposed with the scholarly references to allow further insight into the erudite community's perceptions as they are framed within the public opinion of the day. Thus this study researches the perspectives of the researchers of a time that saw great changes in society and America's national identity.

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Kathryn DeFatta Barattini is an Associate Professor of speech communication at Bossier Parish Community College in northwest Louisiana. She is the author of The Relationship of Ethnic Self-Identification of Latter Generations of Louisiana's Sicilian-Americans to Their Use of Ethnic Colloquial Phrases, also published by Edwin Mellen Press. She is a fourth generation Italian American and an avid researcher of Italian American immigration and culture. She earned her graduate degree in speech communication, specializing in intercultural and interpersonal communication, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. 1880-1884; 3. 1885-1889; 4. Summary; Appendix A: Schuyler, Eugene. "Italian Immigration into the United States." Political Science Quarterly 4, is. 3 (September 1889): 480-495; Appendix B: Mayo-Smith, Richmond. "Control of Immigration. I." Political Science Quarterly 3, is. 1 (March 1888): 46-77; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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  • publication date: 28/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780773462397
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 122
  • ID: 9780773462397
  • ISBN10: 0773462392

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