The Darkest Side of the Fascist Years: The Italian-Canadian Press, 1920-1942

Overview

The Darkest Side of the Fascist Years documents the three phases of the Italian-Canadian fascist press, following its parabolic trajectory from the initial failure of the 1920s, to the noisy success in the middle of 1930s, and to its final demise in the early 1940s. The book analyses in detail the three major Italian-Canadian newspapers which had served the Italian-reading public during the inter-wars period: L'Italia (Montreal), Il Bollettino (Toronto), and L'Eco (Vancouver). Minor philofascist publications that...
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Overview

The Darkest Side of the Fascist Years documents the three phases of the Italian-Canadian fascist press, following its parabolic trajectory from the initial failure of the 1920s, to the noisy success in the middle of 1930s, and to its final demise in the early 1940s. The book analyses in detail the three major Italian-Canadian newspapers which had served the Italian-reading public during the inter-wars period: L'Italia (Montreal), Il Bollettino (Toronto), and L'Eco (Vancouver). Minor philofascist publications that appeared in those years are considered as well. Their editorial policy is woven with and presented against the background of the portentous events that shook the world and led to the Second World War.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550710830
  • Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/23/1999
  • Series: Essay Series 40 Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Introduction 9
Foreword 19
Ch. 1 Failed Attempts: 1923-1929 26
Ch. 2 L'Italia (Montreal) 63
Ch. 3 Il Bollettino italo-canadese (Toronto) 85
Ch. 4 L'Eco italo-canadese (Vancouver) 123
Ch. 5 Anti-Semitism and the Local Fascist Press 146
Epilogue 186
Appendixes 194
Notes 224
Bibliography 253
Index 265
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