Are Italians White?: How Race is Made in America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Are Italians White?

How Race is Made in America, 1st Edition

Edited by Jennifer Guglielmo, Salvatore Salerno

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344 pages

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Description

This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country's leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question - Are Italians White? Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.

Reviews

"This book cuts to the heart of the similarities and the differences between Italian Americans and African Americans, which historically has been a volatile mix. I applaud this insightful scrutiny."

-Spike Lee

About the Editors

Jennifer Guglielmo is Assistant Professor of History at Smith College. Salvatore Salerno is an independent scholar who has taught at University of Massachusetts at Boston, California State University at Sacramento, and Macalester College. David Roediger (afterword) is the Kendrick Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois and the author of many books, including Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations