Annotated Bibliography - p. 4

Del Giudice, Luisa (editor). Studies in Italian American Folklore.  Logan, Utah: Utah State Press, 1993.

Del Giudice’s book is a collection of essays by different authors on Italian American folklife. These essays focus on both new and old immigrants from the largely post-World War II community in Toronto, Canada to the more established Italian Americans of New York and Philadelphia.

DeMarco, William, M.  Ethnics and Enclaves: Boston’s Italian North End.  Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1981.

DeMarco’s work examines the housing, marriage, religious and employment patterns of the Italian Americans from the North End community in Boston from the 1870s to 1930.  The study provides an explanation for the values of the Italian Americans of this community.

Diggins, John P. Mussolini and Fascism: The View from America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972.

Diggins’ book demonstrates that during the 1920s and 1930s most Americans were captivated by Mussolini and approved of Fascism. This work indicates that the American press at that time period presented Mussolini in a positive light, and being pro-Mussolini was very mainstream. 

Dolci, Danilo. Sicilian Lives. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981.

Dolci’s work examines the economics, politics and social lives of the people from Sicily. The book reveals confidential experiences and insights of a large range of Sicilians, rural and urban.

Fucilla, Joseph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987.

 Fucilla’s book deals with the origins and history of Italian surnames. It attempts to classify and derive Italian surnames on the basis of all the available evidence.

Gallo, Patrick, J.  Ethnic Alienation: The Italian-Americans. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1974.

Gallo’s study examines the political behavior of three generations of Italian-Americans.  This book attempts to make clear the prominence of ethnicity in the political viewpoints of Italian-Americans, and the politically pertinent decisions they make. 

Gallo, Patrick, J.  Old Bread, New Wine: A Portrait of the Italian-Americans.  Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981.

Gallo’s book is an interdisciplinary study of  Italian-Americans. This work examines life in Italy, the Italian family, and the religious experience of Italians and Italian-Americans.   It also investigates the problems experienced by Italian-Americans as a result of living in urban America.

Gambino, Richard. Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1974.

Gambino argues that the Italian-Americans’ lack of participation in organizations is an outcome of their family attitudes (that is, a mistrust of organizations outside the family, including educational organizations and the Catholic Church). The author states that because of their negative attitude toward schooling and their desire to remain close to the family, Italian-Americans have gone into blue-collar rather than white-collar work.

Gambino, Richard. Vendetta: The Story of the Largest Lynching in American History. NY: Doubleday, 1977.

Gambino describes the largest lynching in American history that took place in New Orleans on March 14, 1891.  The victims, who were eleven Italian Americans, were pulled out of prison and executed by a lynch mob of approximately 20,000 people.  No one was brought to justice in any way for the mob brutality
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