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Author Choate, Mark I., 1971-

Title Emigrant nation : the making of Italy abroad / Mark I. Choate.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.851 CHOA    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-302) and index.
Contents Introduction. The Program of Emigrant Colonialism -- 1. From Africa to the Americas -- 2. The Great Ethnographic Empire -- 3. Migration and Money -- 4. The Language of Dante -- 5. For Religion and for the Fatherland -- 6. Emigration and the New Nationalism -- 7. Earthquake, Pestilence, and World War -- Conclusion: Toward a Global Nation -- Appendix. Maps and Figures.
Summary "In this wide-ranging work, Mark Choate examines Italian migration from the perspectives of Italy. What would be the effects of mass emigration upon the newly united nation? How should the state intervene?" "In its probing discussion of transnational identities and international politics, this fascinating book not only narrates the grand story of Italian emigration but also provides important background to immigration debates that continue to this day."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Italians -- Foreign countries -- Ethnic identity.
Italy -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
ISBN 9780674027848 (alk. paper)
0674027841 (alk. paper)