The Italian Immigrant Woman in North America

Betty Boyd Caroli, Robert F. Harney, and Lydio F. Tomasi, eds.

10. 1977. The Italian Immigrant Woman in North America. Betty Boyd Caroli, Robert F. Harney, and Lydio F. Tomasi, eds. 1978. 386 pp. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 28-29, 1977.


Table of Contents

Preface by Luciano J. Iorizzo, President, AIHA ... p. Vlll
Acknowledgements by Robert F. Harney, President, CIHA ... p. X
Introduction by Berry Boyd Caroli, New York City ... p. xi

PART I - Women in the Old Country
1. The Silent Half: Le Contadine del Sud Before
The First World War … p. 3
by Emiliana P. Noether, University of Connecticut

2. The Civil Code of 1865 and the Origins of the
Feminist Movement in Italy … p. 14
by Judith Jeffrey Howard, George Washington University

3. Prostitution and Feminism in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy …p. 24
by Mary Gibson, Grinnell College

4. Women in the Canadian and Italian Trade Union
Movements at the Turn of the Century: a Comparison … p. 32
by Claire LaVigna, Erindale College, University of Toronto

5. Forging a Socialist Women's Movement:
Angelica Balabanoff in Switzerland … p. 44
by Nancy G. Eshelman, Temple University

PART II - Early Years in North America
6. Men Without Women: Italian Migrants in Canada, 1885-1930 … p. 79
by Robert F. Harney, University of Toronto

7. The Settlement House and the Italian Family … p. 103
by Richard N. Juliani, Villanova University

8. Protestant Evangelism and the Italian Immigrant Woman … p. 124
by Maxine S. Seller, State University of New York, Buffalo

9. Immigrants and Craft Arts: Scuo1a d'Industrie Italiane … p. 138
by George E. Pozzetta, University of Florida

10. The Interaction Between Italian Immigrant Women and
the Chicago Commons Settlement House, 1909-1944 … p. 154
by Mary Ellen Mancina Batinich, Chicago Public Schools

11. La Donna Italiana Durante II Periodo
Fascista In Toronto, 1930-1940 … p. 168
by Luigi Pautasso, Toronto

PART III - The Italian American Women:
Generations, Roles, and Attitudes
12. Italian American Women and Their Daughters in Rhode Island:
The Adolescence of Two Generations, 1900- 1950 … p. 191
by Sharon Hartman Strom, University of Rhode Island

13. Italian Mothers, American Daughters:
Changes in Work and Family Roles … p. 206
by Judith E. Smith, Brown University

14. The Metonymic Definition of the Female and the Concept of Honour
Among Italian Immigrant Families in Toronto … p. 222
by Harriet Perry, Toronto

15. The Maternal Role in the Contemporary
Italian-American Family … p. 234
by Colleen L. Johnson, University of California, San Francisco

16. Italian-American Female College Students:
A New Generation Connected to the Old … p. 246
by Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

17. Women, Ethnicity, and Mental Health:
The Italian Woman, Impressions and Observations … p. 252
by Francesca Colecchia, Duquesne University

18. Oral History in Pittsburgh - Women, Ethnicity, and Mental Health:
Rationale, Procedure, and Methodology … p. 260
by Corinne Azen Krause, University of Pittsburgh

PART IV - Women, Kinship, and Networks of Ethnicity
19. Emigration, the Italian Family, and Changing Roles … p. 273
by Leo Cellini, McMaster University

20. Family and Kin Cohesion among
South Italian Immigrants in Toronto … p. 288
by Franc Sturino, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

21. Women of Old Town … p. 312
by Arlene Mancuso, Fordham University

22. Italian Immigrant Women in the Southwest … p. 324
by Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, Arizona State University

PART V - Images of Italian Women in the Arts
23. The Italian Immigrant Woman in American Literature … p. 341
by Rose Basile Green, Cabrini College

24. Pasta or Paradigm: The Place of Italian-American Women
in Popular Film … p. 350
by Daniel Golden, State University College, Buffalo

25. Women in the Italian-American Theatre
of the Nineteenth Century … p. 358
by Emilese Aleandri, City University of New York

26. Selected Poems … p. 370
by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Rosario d' Agostino, Mary Di Michele