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Great Conspiracy Against Our Race
Author: Peter G. Vellon

ISBN: 9780814788486
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 18 September 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.4
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Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices-slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills-perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also had to struggle with their own racial consciousness.

In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race, Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "swarthy" race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national and radical Italian language press in New York City. Examining the press as a cultural production of the Italian immigrant community, this book investigates how this immigrant press constructed race, class, and identity from 1886 through 1920. Their frequent coverage of racially charged events of the time, as well as other topics such as capitalism and religion, reveals how these papers constructed a racial identity as Italian, American, and white.

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