Coverart for item
The Resource A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon, (electronic resource)

A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon, (electronic resource)

Label
A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century
Title
A great conspiracy against our race
Title remainder
Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Peter G. Vellon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices--slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills--perpetrated against Black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also had to struggle with their own racial consciousness. In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race, Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and 'swarthy' race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national and radical Italian language press in New York City. Examining the press as a cultural production of the Italian immigrant community, this book investigates how this immigrant press constructed race, class, and identity from 1886 through 1920. Their frequent coverage of racially charged events of the time, as well as other topics such as capitalism and religion, reveals how these papers constructed a racial identity as Italian, American, and white. A Great Conspiracy against Our Race vividly illustrates how the immigrant press was a site where socially constructed categories of race, color, civilization, and identity were reworked, created, contested, and negotiated. Vellon also uncovers how Italian immigrants filtered societal pressures and redefined the parameters of whiteness, constructing their own identity. This work is an important contribution to not only Italian American history, but America's history of immigration and race"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vellon, Peter G
Dewey number
071/.308951
LC call number
PN4885.I8
LC item number
V45 2014
Series statement
Culture, labor, history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American newspapers
  • Italian Americans
  • Whites
  • Immigrants
  • Italian Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • United States
  • HISTORY / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-162) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001350057
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 172 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780814788486
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016413
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001350057
Label
A great conspiracy against our race : Italian immigrant newspapers and the construction of whiteness in the early twentieth century, Peter G. Vellon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-162) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001350057
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 172 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780814788486
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016413
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001350057

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...