By William J. Connell
There has been a strange reluctance at the a part of historians of the Italian American event to confront the discrimination confronted through Italians and american citizens of Italian ancestry. This quantity is a daring try via an esteemed team of students and writers to debate the query brazenly through charting the old and cultural barriers of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. individuals provide a continual sequence of cultural encounters and stories in tv, literature, and movie that deserve the eye of somebody drawn to the bigger issues of yank historical past.
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Arthur Livingston (New York: NYRB, 2000). See also Sheila Hodges, Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Life and Times of Mozart’s Librettist (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002). The American years of Da Ponte remain to be fully investigated. Hodges, Lorenzo Da Ponte, 217–18; Lawrence W. Levine, Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988), 85–104. ” Van Wyck Brooks, The Dream of Arcadia: American Writers and Italy, 1760–1915 (New York: Dutton, 1958); Helen Barolini, Their Other Side: Six American Women and the Lure of Italy (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006).
Although the impact of the Catholic revival was not uniform, the Church in the United States was deeply transformed by the revival. Within a generation, before the 1880s when large numbers of Italians arrived in the United States, most of the American hierarchy was composed of Irish and Germany bishops deeply loyal to the pope and committed to his struggle against his Italian enemies. I do not have the space here to demonstrate how thoroughly Catholics loyal to the papacy (of all nationalities) took up cudgels against any and all expressions of Italian national identity.
36. Adams, Defence, 2: 444–45. 37. , Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilization of an Italian City-State (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), 185–216, argues that the view of the Venetian regime as tyrannical dates from the early seventeenth century. On outsiders’ understandings of Venetian morals see especially the fascinating study by Roberto Bizzocchi, Cicisbei. Morale privata e identità nazionale in Italia (Bari, Italy: Laterza, 2008). '322)00 38. James Fenimore Cooper, The Bravo (Amsterdam: Fredonia, 2002).