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Contributors needed for "Italian Americans: A History and Culture of a People" reference book

(Nov 13, 2014)

Contributors are needed for Italian-Americans: A History and Culture of a People, a historical reference book scheduled to be published by ABC-CLIO. The book will be comprised of about 160 entries on various topics pertaining to Italian-American history and culture divided into five areas: I. Patterns of emigration: Urban and rural settlement; II. Civic Engagement and Economic Life: Endeavors in Business and American Civil Society; III. Cultural and Religious Life: People, Institutions, and Expressions of Identity; IV. Science and Humanities: Contributions to Science, Literature, and the Arts; and V. Sports and Popular Culture: Contributions to Sports, Media, and Americana.

All contributors receive author credit after their entries, as well as their names and institution affiliations in the back of the book. As compensation, contributors receive free access to an electronic version of the book and a modest honorarium of $20 per 1,000 words. Contributors whose entries total 2,000 words or more can opt to receive a free hardcover copy of the book instead of $40 (the book will retail for about $100).

If you would be interested in writing an entry or entries for publication (entries range from 500 to 2,000 words), e- please contact me at themail address below for a list of available entries. Entries will be due by February 1, 2015.

Dr. Eric Martone
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Email: emartone@mercy.edu