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Italy on the Pacific: San Franciscos Italian Americans (Italian and Italian American Studies)
Italy on the Pacific: San Franciscos Italian Americans (Italian and Italian American Studies) by S. Fichera 023033878X 9780230338784
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Italy on the Pacific: San Franciscos Italian Americans (Italian and Italian American Studies) by S. Fichera

This book details the Italian 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. Author Sebastian Fichera explores the immigrant experience within the context of larger issues, such as the ways in which the process of adopting a national identity in America differed from that of Italys. San Franciscos Italian immigrants are seen integrating into American society fairly smoothly-in sharp contrast to the immigrant experience in a city like Chicago, where the assimilation process broke down in dramatic ways. Nonetheless, Fichera concludes that, on the whole, America in general and San Francisco in particular did a better job at creating Americans that Italy did with fostering Italian identity among a similar population. Overall, this book uses San Francisco as an illuminating exploration of the immigrant experience, exploring broad questions of community, national identity, and assimilation. Book jacket.

Author: S. Fichera

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 247

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2011-11-16

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ISBN: 023033878X


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