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A New Language, A New World Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 by Nancy C. Carnevale
  

A New Language, A New World Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945

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Synopsis

A New Language, A New World Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 by Nancy C. Carnevale

An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the topic of language in American immigrant life. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process.

Reviews

Carnevale takes a fresh and intriguing approach by focusing on an issue to which historians have devoted surprisingly little attention. --Journal of American Ethnic History A must for Italian American scholars. --Altreitalie Outstanding from start to finish. . . . The author displays exceptional range and depth in exploring not only the interior world of Italian American life, but also the intersections of this group's story with that of other immigrant communities and with society as a whole. . . . Highly recommended. --Choice


About the Author

Nancy C. Carnevale is an associate professor of history at Montclair State University.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th May 2012

Author

Nancy C. Carnevale

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Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

History of the Americas
Migration, immigration & emigration
Physical anthropology

ISBN

9780252078620

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