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Augustus F Sherman

Author : Augustus Francis Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015060855916
Genre : Photography
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A historical document contains almost one hundred portraits taken from 1904 through 1920 of families, groups, and individuals while they were being held by customs for special investigations at Ellis Island.

Making Italian America

Author : Simone Cinotto
ISBN : 9780823256235
Genre : Social Science
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A fascinating exploration of consumer culture in Italian American history and life, the role of consumption in the production of ethnic identities, and the commodification of cultural difference How do immigrants and their children forge their identities in a new land--how does the ethnic culture they create thrive in the larger society? Making Italian America brings together new scholarship on the cultural history of consumption, immigration, and ethnic marketing to explore these questions by focusing on the case of an ethnic group whose material culture and lifestyles have been central to American life: Italian Americans. As embodied in fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, and many other representations and commodities, Italian American identities have profoundly fascinated, disturbed, and influenced American and global culture. Discussing in fresh ways topics as diverse as immigrant women's fashion, critiques of consumerism in Italian immigrant radicalism, the Italian American influence in early rock 'n' roll, ethnic tourism in Little Italy, and Guido subculture, Making Italian America recasts Italian immigrants and their children as active consumers who, since the turn of the twentieth century, have creatively managed to articulate relations of race, gender, and class and create distinctive lifestyles out of materials the marketplace offered to them. The success of these mostly working-class people in making their everyday culture meaningful to them as well as in shaping an ethnic identity that appealed to a wider public of shoppers and spectators looms large in the political history of consumption. Making Italian America appraises how immigrants and their children redesigned the market to suit their tastes and in the process made Italian American identities a lure for millions of consumers. Fourteen essays explore Italian American history in the light of consumer culture, across more than a century-long intense movement of people, goods, money, ideas, and images between Italy and the United States--a diasporic exchange that has transformed both nations.

Children Of Ellis Island

Author : Barry Moreno
ISBN : 0738538949
Genre : History
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Burdened with bundles and baskets, a million or more immigrant children passed through the often grim halls of Ellis Island. Having left behind their homes in Europe and other parts of the world, they made the voyage to America by steamer. Some came with parents or guardians. A few came as stowaways. But however they traveled, they found themselves a part of one of the grandest waves of human migration that the world has ever known. Children of Ellis Island explores this lost world and what it was like for an uprooted youngster at America's golden door. Highlights include the experience of being a detained child at Ellis Island--the schooling and games, the pastimes and amusements, the friendships, and the uneasiness caused by language barriers.

Sephardic Jews In America

Author : Aviva Ben-Ur
ISBN : 9780814725191
Genre : Political Science
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A history of Sephardic Jews in the United States examines their place within the American Jewish community ahd how Ashkenazic Jews have often failed to recognize Sephardim as fellow Jews.

Ellis Island

Author : Barry Moreno
ISBN : 9781439612057
Genre : Travel
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The United States is considered the world's foremost refuge for foreigners, and no place in the nation symbolizes this better than Ellis Island. Through Ellis Island's halls and corridors more than twelve million immigrants-of nearly every nationality and race-entered the country on their way to new experiences in North America. With an astonishing array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs, Ellis Island leads the reader through the fascinating history of this small island in New York harbor from its pre-immigration days as one of the harbor's oyster islands to its spectacular years as the flagship station of the U.S. Bureau of Immigration to its current incarnation as the National Park Service's largest museum.

The Big Book Of Teen Reading Lists

Author : Nancy J. Keane
ISBN : 1591583330
Genre : Education
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Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Officers And Employees Of The Department Of Commerce And Labor 1908

Author : United States. Dept. of Commerce and Labor
ISBN : HARVARD:HX4E17
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