Book Presentation: New Italian Migrations to the United States From 1945 to Present
Edited by Laura Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra
NOTA BENE: This event will not be held at the Calandra Institute.
Speakers: Laura E. Ruberto
Berkeley City College
Queens College, CUNY
Italian immigration from 1945 to the present is an American phenomenon too little explored in our historical studies. Until now. In this new collection, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra edit essays by an elite roster of scholars in Italian American studies. These interdisciplinary works focus on leading edge topics that range from politics of the McCarren-Walter Act and its effects on women to the ways Italian Americans mobilized against immigration restrictions. Other essays unwrap the inner workings of multi-ethnic power brokers in a Queens community, portray the complex transformation of identity in Boston’s North End, and trace the development of Italian American youth culture and how new arrivals fit into it.
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