Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945

Voorkant
Univ of North Carolina Press, 3 mei 2010 - 416 pagina's
Italians were the largest group of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, and hundreds of thousands led and participated in some of the period's most volatile labor strikes. Jennifer Guglielmo brings to life the Italian working-class women of New York and New Jersey who helped shape the vibrant radical political culture that expanded into the emerging industrial union movement. Tracing two generations of women who worked in the needle and textile trades, she explores the ways immigrant women and their American-born daughters drew on Italian traditions of protest to form new urban female networks of everyday resistance and political activism. She also shows how their commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements diminished as they became white working-class Americans.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
1 Womens Cultures of Resistance in Southern Italy
9
2 La Sartina The Seamstress Becomes a Transnational Labor Migrant
44
3 The Racialization of Southern Italian Women
79
4 Surviving the Shock of Arrival and Everyday Resistance
110
5 Anarchist Feminists and the Radical Subculture
139
6 The 19091919 Strike Wave and the Birth of Industrial Unionism
176
7 Red Scare the Lure of Fascism and Diasporic Resistance
199
8 Community Organizing in a Racial Hall of Mirrors
230
Conclusions
266
Notes
271
Bibliography
325
Acknowledgments
385
Index
389
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Over de auteur (2010)

Jennifer Guglielmo is associate professor of history at Smith College. She is coeditor of Are Italians White?: How Race Is Made in America.

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