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Author:
Richard Gambino
ISBN13:
978-0385050586
ISBN:
0385050585
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Publisher:
Doubleday; 1st edition (1974)
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Americas
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For a as I am (I am a southern Italian) it is really interesting to read about some of the reasons why my fellow countrymen had to. .I first read Richard Gambino's "Blood of My Blood" in the late 1970's. Reading this book became a voyage of discovery.

For a as I am (I am a southern Italian) it is really interesting to read about some of the reasons why my fellow countrymen had to leave their southern Italian homeland, and their struggle in a racist society as the American one was, and apparently still is. It doesn't come to a surprise to me that they had to fight not only the prejudices of the previous immigrants (those from the UK, Ireland, Germany, et. but also the prejudice of the people that came from the northern part of Italy, as this prejudice still exists today in Italy itself.

Blood of My Blood book. Richard Gambino, PhD, is the author of Vendetta  . This book contains a somewhat brief but very interesting portrayal of Italian-Americans in working class New York City during civil rights era. This was pretty much before my time, being written in the early 70's. The author worries, at the time, about the fate of third-gen Italian-Americans.

Richard Gambino is an American author and educator. A professor emeritus at Queens College, City University of New York, Gambino pioneered the field of Italian-American studies in the 1970s.

Gambino, Richard, Italian Americans. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station04. cebu on February 27, 2019. A former chair of the first Italian American studies program at Queens College, City University of New York, he has devoted his life to informing others about Italian Americans, and disproving the established myths and misconceptions about the ethnic group. The professional career of Richard Gambino was related to the service at City University of New York Queens College. In 1973, he initiated the Italian-American Studies program at the institution.

Richard Gambino is the author of Blood of My Blood and Vendetta. Библиографические данные. Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans Anchor Books. 0385075642, 9780385075640.

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Richard Gambino, PhD, is the author of Vendetta

Richard Gambino, PhD, is the author of Vendetta.

the dilemma of the Italian-Americans. Published 1975 by Anchor Press in Garden City, . There's no description for this book yet. Italian Americans, Internet Archive Wishlist.

Since its first publication in 1974, "Blood of My Blood" has become the most highly esteemed book on Italian Americans. It is also rare that it is both a bestseller and a college text.
  • I first read this book around 1980 and still feel it offers the best understanding of southern Italians who immigrated to the US in early to mid 20th century. The book was quite eye-opening in helping me understand my own parents as well as Italian-Americans whose parents and grandparents arrived much earlier than I.

    I also had not been aware of the intense hatred and discrimination against earlier generations of Italians. This was the same kind of hatred and discrimination that is currently heaped on immigrants from the Middle East (especially Muslim) and Latinos. I do not mean to make this a political commentary, but the analogy is striking.

  • As an American of Italian descent, I heartily recommend this book to any American of Italian descent. The author provides excellent insight into the clash of "la via vecchia" - the old way, the old road, i.e. Italian homeland traditions versus "the new way", i.e., traditions that were lost or discarded to assimilate into American culture.
    You may find here explained, so many unwritten rules if your were raised in an Italian family. For those who may not be Italian ethnically but know Italians, have Italian friends, or may be married to an Italian and flummoxed by their family's ways, this book could be a big help. It will help Italian Americans understand themselves and non-Italians understand Italian Americans. Self discovery is good. This book had been out of print and some friends paid much more than I did here at Amazon.

  • In this age of Political Correctness, I have often wondered why we Italian-Americans aren't treated with the same media guidelines as other ethnicities. In Prof. Gambino's book, we get a glimpse of that mountain called 'The Mafia' that we've had to climb over and over, and the hesitation of just about everyone to correct that stereotype - especially because it sells. Great book!

  • This book is something that all 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Italian-Americans should read. It brings an understanding of the first generation of Italian Americans to those of us who were not born or not old enough to understand the circumstances of the first generation. I am a third generation Italian American with behavior patterns and emotions I could not understand until I read this book. The book has also given me a new appreciation for my second generation parents and some of the barriers between us as I grew up.
    I promise that every page of this book will either make you laugh out loud, or bring you to tears.
    In short, buy it, read it, lend it to others!

  • Read this book 30 years ago and still think it is great

  • excellent service and an excellent book if you are an italian american or not. very informative and very heart warming if you are italian.

  • A gift well received for a holiday .
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  • A great book. Very exciting to read, and even though originally published in 1974 still very much relevant. For a non-Italian-American as I am (I am a southern Italian) it is really interesting to read about some of the reasons why my fellow countrymen had to leave their southern Italian homeland, and their struggle in a racist society as the American one was, and apparently still is. It doesn't come to a surprise to me that they had to fight not only the prejudices of the previous immigrants (those from the UK, Ireland, Germany, etc.) but also the prejudice of the people that came from the northern part of Italy, as this prejudice still exists today in Italy itself. Northern Italians were even able to convince US authorities to keep separate records for northern and southern Italian immigrants. The only place were the author seems to accept acritically the "official" version of Italian history is where he gives some information on southern Italy before 1860 (the date of northern aggression and annexation). But this is really a very minor flaw in a book that should be compulsory reading for every Italian-American (and Italian alike). This book has been able to give me insights on my own heritage as a southern Italian, a heritage very much belittled, despised, or simply ignored by "official" Italian "higher" culture. Finally a serious book about Italy and Italian-Americans without the usual stale stereoypes and "colouring" so beloved by the average US (and in some instances, northern Italian) reader (just think about Barzini's "The Italians", or some of the Hollywood's movies...)