From Fascism to Democracy

From Fascism to Democracy

by Robert Ventresca

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802087683
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Series: Toronto Italian Studies Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Ventresca is an assistant professor of History at King's College, University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviations: Italian Political Parties, 1944-1948xiii
Introduction3
1The Legacy of Fascism: Redefining Italy after Mussolini24
2Guns, Butter, and Good Ole Yankee Know-How: America's Crusade to Defeat Italian Communism61
3Madonnas, Miracles, and the Pulpit as Soapbox: The Use of the Sacred in the Campaign for Christ100
4Salerno Betrayed: Italian Communism from Participation to Confrontation138
5When Politics Reaches the Altar: Catholic Action Gets Out the Vote177
6Battle of the Senses: The Propaganda War197
7A Free and Fair Election? The Campaign213
8The Day After236
Epilogue: Politics in a New Key or Blocked Democracy?262
AppendixOn Elections: Voting in 1948273
Notes285
Selected Bibliography339
Illustration Credits343
Index345

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