Bread and Respect: The Italians of Louisiana

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Using vignettes, family histories, and census as well as other historical records, this book examines how Italian culture shaped the lives of the immigrants to Louisiana and, in turn, how experiences in Louisiana modified the Old World values and culture the Italians brought with them.

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Overview

Using vignettes, family histories, and census as well as other historical records, this book examines how Italian culture shaped the lives of the immigrants to Louisiana and, in turn, how experiences in Louisiana modified the Old World values and culture the Italians brought with them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800236
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony V. Margavio is a scholar in residence in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author of dozens of scholarly and creative publications, and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals including Sociological Perspectives, Italian Americana, and Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers.

Jerome J. Salomone is a professor of sociology and scholar in residence at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Chapter 1 Yearnings 13
Chapter 2 Bread 21
Chapter 3 Respect (Rispetto) 47
Chapter 4 Fortune (Fortuna) 89
Chapter 5 The Family (la Famiglia) and Security 117
Chapter 6 Drama, Art, and Spectacle 157
Chapter 7 Hunger for Justice 187
Chapter 8 Religion: The Quest for Beauty 221
Chapter 9 Becoming American and the Hunger of Memory 259
Notes 285
Bibliography 305
Index 315
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