chapter  7
I DELITTI DELLA RAZZA BIANCA (CRIMES OF THE WHITE RACE)
Italian Anarchists' Racial Discourse as Crime
WithSALVATORE SALERNO
Pages 13

In the large and sophisticated literature on ethnic consciousness and Americanization among European immigrants, very little is known about how Italians thought about race or about how they came to see themselves and their interests as white. What we know about the period between 1880 and 1920 is largely anecdotal. In his work on Italians and racial identity, Robert Orsi has drawn on folklore as a means of introducing the complexity of Italian immigrants' experience with race in America.