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Living the revolution : Italian women's resistance and radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 / Jennifer Guglielmo.

By: Guglielmo, Jennifer, 1967-Material type: TextTextSeries: Gender & American culturePublication details: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010. Description: 1 online resource (404 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807898222; 0807898228; 9781469604114; 1469604116Subject(s): Women immigrants -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Women in the labor movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Italians -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Italian American women -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Working class women -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Radicalism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Fascism & Totalitarianism | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Italians -- Political activity | Radicalism | Women in the labor movement | Working class women -- Political activity | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Living the revolution.DDC classification: 320.53082/097471 LOC classification: HQ1439.N6 | G84 2010ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Women's cultures of resistance in Southern Italy -- La sartina (the seamstress) becomes a transnational labor migrant -- The racialization of Southern Italian women -- Surviving the shock of arrival and everyday resistance -- Anarchist feminists and the radical subculture -- The 1909-1919 strike wave and the birth of industrial unionism -- Red scare, the lure of fascism, and diasporic resistance -- Community organizing in a racial hall of mirrors.
Summary: 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 the activism of 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. And she shows how their commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements diminished as they became whit.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-384) and index.

Women's cultures of resistance in Southern Italy -- La sartina (the seamstress) becomes a transnational labor migrant -- The racialization of Southern Italian women -- Surviving the shock of arrival and everyday resistance -- Anarchist feminists and the radical subculture -- The 1909-1919 strike wave and the birth of industrial unionism -- Red scare, the lure of fascism, and diasporic resistance -- Community organizing in a racial hall of mirrors.

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 the activism of 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. And she shows how their commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements diminished as they became whit.

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