Annotated Bibliography



Abramson, Harold, J.  Ethnic Diversity in Catholic America.  New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1973.


Abramsonís study describes the ethnic diversity in religious behavior that exists among the Catholic Americans (this includes Italian-American Catholics).  This book argues that the different Catholic ethnic groups maintain cultural traits that were developed in their respective countries of origin. It states that the differences in religious behavior among the different Catholic ethnic groups are an outcome of the maintenance of cultural traits.


Alba, Richard.  Italian-Americans into the Twilight of Ethnicity.  New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1985.


Richard Alba indicates the profound changes which occurred among Italian-Americans during the twentieth century. These changes include the loss of the Italian language by the third generation; the dispersion of Italian immigrant communities; a considerable economic and occupational mobility of this group over the past decades; the erosion of past cultural values; and the Italian-Americansí accelerating rates of intermarriage with other ethnic and religious groups. The author demonstrates that ethnic traits associated with Italian-Americans are disappearing and that this disappearance is an outcome of socioeconomic conditions existing in the United States.


American Italian Historical Association Publications of Proceedings, New York: American Italian Historical Association, Volumes 1 to 30 from 1968 to 1999.


The American Italian Historical Association is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to Italian American studies. It sponsors annual conferences to present scholarly papers on the Italian American experience and publishes the proceedings from the conferences.


Volume 1        Ethnicity in American Political Life: The Italian American Case. Edited by Salvatore J. LaGumina (1968).


Volume 2        The Italian American Novel. Edited by John M. Cammett (1969).


Volume 3        An Inquiry into Organized Crime.  Edited by Luciano J. Iorizzo (1970).


Volume 4        Power and Class: The Italian American Experience Today. Edited by Frances X. Femminella (1971).


Volume 5        Italian American Radicalism: Old World Origins and New World Developments. Edited by Rudolph J. Vecoli (1972).


Volume 6        The Religious Experience of  Italian Americans. Edited by Silvano Tomasi (1973).


Volume 7        The Interaction of Italians and Jews in America. Edited by Jean Scarpaci (1974).


Volume 8        The Urban Experience of Italian Americans. Edited by Pat Gallo (1975).


Volume 9        The United States and Italy: The First Two Hundred Years. Edited by Humbert Nelli (1976).


Volume 10      The Italian Immigrant Woman in North America. Edited by Betty Boyd Caroli, Robert Harney, and Lydio F. Tomasi (1977).


Volume 11      Pane e Lavoro: The Italian American Working Class. Edited by George E. Pozzetta (1978).


Volume 12      Italian Americans in the Professions. Edited by Remegio U. Pane (1983).


Volume 13      The Family and Community Life of Italian Americans. Edited by Richard N. Juliani (1983).


Volume 14      Italian Immigrants in Rural and Small Town America.  Edited by Rudolph J. Vecoli (1987).


Volume 15      The Italian Americans Through the Generations: The First one Hundred Years. Edited by Rocco Caporale (1986).


Volume 16      The Interaction of Italians and Irish in the United States. Edited by Francis X. Femminella (1985).


Volume 17      Italian Americans: Struggle and Support. Edited by Joseph L. Tropea, James E. Miller, and Cheryl Beattie Repetti (1986).


Volume 18      The Melting Pot and Beyond: Italian Americans in the Year 2000. Edited  by Jerome Krase and William Egelman (1987).


Volume 19      Italian Americans: The Search for a Usable Past.  Edited by Richard N.  Juliani and Philip V. Cannistraro (1989).


Volume 20      Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Life.  Edited by Dominic Candeloro, Fred Gardaphe, and Paolo Giordano (1990).


Volume 21      Italian Americans in Transition. Edited by Joseph Scelsa, Salvatore J. LaGumina, and Lydio F. Tomasi (1990).


Volume 22      Italian Americans Celebrate Life. Edited by Paola A. Sensi Isolani and Anthony Julian Tamburri (1990).


Volume 23      A Century of Italian Immigration, 1890-1990. Edited by Harral Landry (1994).


Volume 24      Italian Americans and Their Public and Private Life. Edited by Frank J. Cavaioli, Angela Danzi, and Salvatore J. LaGumina (1993).


Volume 25      New Explorations in Italian American Studies. Edited by Richard N. Juliani and Sandra P. Juliani (1994).


Volume 26      Italian Americans in a Multicultural Society. Edited by Jerome Krase and  Judith N. DeSena (1994).


Volume 27      Through the Looking Glass: Italian and Italian/American Images in the Media. Edited by Mary Jo Bona and Anthony Julian Tamburri (1996).


Volume 28      Industry, Technology, Labor and the Italian American Communities.Edited by Mario Aste, Jerome Krase, Louise Napolitano-Carman and

                        Janet E. Worrall (1997).


Volume 29      A Tavola: Food, Tradition and Community Among Italian Americans. Edited by Edvige Giunta and Sam Patti (1998).


Volume 30      Shades of Black and White Conflict and Collaboration Between Two Communities. Edited by Dan Ashyk, Fred L. Gardaphe and Anthony

                        Julian Tamburri (1999).


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