On Persecution, Identity, and Activism

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Dante University Press, 2005 - History - 257 pages
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This is a definitive work on the many trials and tribulations that American-Italians have suffered over the past 120 years. While other books have focused on specific areas of anti-Italianism, Cristogianni's work encompasses the great bulk of persecution that existed in the United States, through the use of a historical timeline. The book also shows the reader how Italian-American identity has evolved though the years, and that there is still no consensus on its definition. Modern activism is addressed as well, especially the ongoing anti-defamation campaign and the Columbus Day controversy. Due to the striking similarities between Italian immigrants of the past and immigrants of the present, "On Persecution, Identity & Activism" is truly a must read for anyone wishing to better understand the vexing immigration questions of our own times.

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Born in 1979, Long Island, NY, Cristogianni Borsella is involved in various multicultural organizations and is deeply committed to anti-racist causes. He is mindful of his Italian/Mediterranean culture, and his love of heritage has provided him with the necessary resources to fully admire the backgrounds of others.

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