Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience (BOK)

Paolo Battaglia, Linda Barrett Osbourne

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For this book, the authors have selected 500 images related to the rich history of Italian Americans from the Library of Congress's holdings of photographs, maps, posters, letters, films, and sound recordings. The book's narration is supported by never-before-seen images and offers a fresh and original perspective on the whole experience of Italians in America, from Columbus until today. It shows the accomplishments of well-remembered individuals such as Fiorello LaGuardia, Vince Lombardi, Martin Scorsese, but goes deeper to rediscover people like Giacomo Beltrami, who reached the sources of the Mississippi in 1823 and Joe Petrosino, the first Italian American police officer to lose his life fighting organised crime. Through photographs of Lewis Hine and others, we see how Italians lived in slums in Eastern cities, in fields and mines in rural America; finally, we see how Italians portrayed America through the works of artists like Carlo Gentile, who photographed south-western Native Americans in the 1870's, and Athos Casarini futurist painter and illustrator for 'Harper's Weekly'.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Linda Barrett Osbourne, Paolo Battaglia
ISBN 9788896408148
Antall sider 320 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies