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作者 Fichera, Sebastian, 1947-
書名 Italy on the Pacific [electronic resource] : San Francisco's Italian Americans / Sebastian Fichera
出版項 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
國際標準書號 9781137002068 (electronic bk.)
1137002069 (electronic bk.)
9780230338784 (hbk.)
023033878X (hbk.)
國際標準號碼 9786613440341
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (viii, 239 p.)
系列 Italian and Italian American studies
Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Pioneers: Kindling an Italian Group Consciousness in Early San Francisco -- The Emigration: Creating Italy without Italians -- The Immigrant Economy: Making Assets Out of Liabilities -- Their Signature Calling: Italian American Wine Making Comes of Age -- North Beach: A Community Building Thrust Achieves Critical Mass -- Day of Reckoning: Fasces vs. Stars and Stripes and the Road to World War II -- Long Journey Home: Opening Out Into the Mainstream -- Epilogue: Creating Americans
This book details theItalian immigrant experience in San Francisco from the Gold Rush to the Mayoralty of George Moscone - which is to say the entire life cycle of the Italian community. The concept of community is central and is defined in a way never seen before. The work portrays this immigrant experience within the context of such larger issues as the process of creating Americans in America versus the parallel process of creating Italians in Italy. It concludes that America in general and San Francisco in particular did a better job at creating Americans (out of an Italian emigrant human resource base) than did Italy at creating Italians out of that same type of base. San Francisco's Italian immigrant experience is shown to be the polar opposite of Chicago's. San Francisco's Italian immigrants are shown as reintegrating into the host society fairly smoothly, whereas the Chicago group's assimilation process broke down in dramatic ways. Most Italian immigrant experience falls somewhere in between these two polarities. Another important level of comparison is between the United States as a receiving country and Italy as a sending country and attempts to explain why there was this difference. Overall, this book uses the San Francisco Italian experience as a microcosm of the universal immigrant experience, addressing such questions as what constitutes "community," " national identity", and "assimilation" for any immigrant group, not just Italians
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鏈接 Print version: Fichera, Sebastian, 1947- Italy on the Pacific. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230338784 (DLC) 2011019613 (OCoLC)726620706
主題 Italian Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- History
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online Service)
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