Alessandrini, Anthony Peter. Beyond the 'Godfather' image: the role of Italian-Americans in the development of America

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Beyond the 'Godfather' image: the role of Italian-Americans in the development of America

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Italian Americans through the generations, edited by Rocco Caporale

Published By: Original publisher The Italian Americans through the generations, edited by Rocco Caporale Staten Island, New York: American Italian Historical Association. 1986. 157-168 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Anthony Peter Alessandrini

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Italian Americans (N010)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Ethos (181); Cultural identity and pride (186); Literature (538);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The central theme of this paper is '…to show that generations of Italian-Americans can resolve their contradictory feelings about their ITALO-AMERICANITA only by learning about the whole Italian-American experience' (p. 157). Italian American history, according to Alessandrini, goes back several centuries before the recent period of migration to the United States and is intertwined in America with roots of the development of the new nation. The development of that experience and the realization of its importance had been increasingly obscured by the rise of the rather negative 'Godfather' image that emphasizes the more recent past and neglects much earlier history.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. n010-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliography

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document No date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Historian, Indigene-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1991

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Italian Americans


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