Book Review 3: 1890 to the Present

Book Review 3: 1890 to the Present

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I have a book review essay and need help. Don’t go over 1000 words total for the essay, plus an outline of the book. Therefore I placed order for 6 pages.
There are some choices of the book, I have attached the book list on. Pick one book from the list. I attached an example of the book review please look at it. The requirement of the outline I also attached. And it should connect to at least 4 topics from class. I attached the topics of the class as well. Further more question please email me.

 

STUDENT LAST NAME
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100

90%
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80%
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60%
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Clear, single

sentence thesis
statement
Single

sentence
thesis statement
Argument is
present but not
in a single
sentence
No argument
No argument
Strong
structure
Satisfactory
structure
Weak structure
Weak structure
No
Structure
Draws
connections to
a wide array of
other sources
Draws
connections to
a sufficient
number other
sources
Draws
connections to
a few of other
sources
Draws
connections to
one other
source
Draws no
connections to
any other sources
Excellent
gram
mar and
mechanics
Satisfactory
grammar and
mechanics
Poor grammar
and mechanics
Poor grammar
and mechanics
Poor grammar
and mechanics
Fluid, easily
understandable
prose
Generally
easily
understandable
prose
Difficult prose
Difficult prose
that requires
frequent
rereading
Incomprehensible
prose
Word count: 697
Essay: 95%
Green highlights indicate places where you connected your essay to class topics
STUDENT LAST NAME
2
FIRST AND LAST NAME
HIST 203: 004
DR, MANNING
DATE
BOOK REVIEW 3
Guglielmo, Thomas A
.
White on A
rrival
:
Italians, race, color, and power in Chicago, 1890

1945
.
Oxford University Press, 2004
. 1

280
. print.
I)
Thesis and Introduction
A)
Guglielmo argues that Italians w
ere not discriminated against; in fact, they arrived white
and remained white.
B)
Thomas Guglielmo
’s
White on Arrival
explores Italian immigration to Chicago.
Guglielmo focuses on the easy transition Italians faced due to two factors: race and color.
He also focuses on how perceptions of Italians’ race and color were shaped in one of
America’s great ce
nters of immigration and labor, Chicago. Guglielmo argues that
Italians were not discriminated against; in fact, they arrived white and remained white.
II)
Guglielmo believes race is rooted in various political, economic, social, and cultural
institutions (6)
A)
Italians were consciously aware of their distinctive race and tried to move away from that
identity.
They wanted to be considered American and white.
B)
Guglielmo points to their i
nvolvement in radical politics
and labor as beginning the shift
towards a bro
ader identity as
white rather than Italian
.
C)
1919 Ra
ce Riot, anti

European debates, and
1924 Immigration Act
1)
Italians agreed with the general idea that Jews, Poles, and Irish were inferior (54)
(a)
Italians aligned themselves with white ideals which allowed
them to be seen as
white
D)
Neighborhood relations are critical to one’s identity
1)
Italians created their own communities and initially strayed from involvement with
other races
(31)
2)
As time passed, Italians did not want African Americans living in their
neigh
borhoods
and they attacked many of their people
(a)
Italian rioters shot and killed an African American
(i)
The Italian Newspaper
La Tribuna Italiana
criticized African Americans (40)
(b)
Threw stones at African Americans passing through Italian neighborhoods (41)
III)
Guglielmo argues that color represented a constructed social category rather than a physical
description.
A)
Italians began moving away from racial distinctiveness and towards a
color
consciousness
of whiteness beginning in the 1930s
B)
To protect themselves ag
ainst future racialist attacks, Italians sought protection by
claiming whiteness and denigrating nonwhiteness (74)
1)
Italians did not like William Hale Thompson because he was making Chicago the
ideal place for African Americans and a terrible place for whit
es (93)
(a)
In order to enforce white and black separation, Italians became increasingly
involved in voting and politics (97)
(i)
They also wanted to increase Italian representation
STUDENT LAST NAME
3
C)
Overall Italians were accepted in the color hierarchies and reaped any rewards th
at came
with this status (27)
1)
Could marry any race they wanted
2)
Could live anywhere and were met with little resistance
3)
More employment opportunities
D)
Italians were also seen as scientifically white (60)
1)
Scientific racialists placed Italians as part of the s
uper color division
2)
“Scientific Racism” (PPT)
(a)
Scientific Racism gained new appreciation during the Immigration Act of 1924
(60)
(b)
Allowed people to be mean to African Americans
IV)
Guglielmo argues that the key to equality is through race and color.
A)
“The Long
Feminist Movement”
(PPT)
1)
Females are white in both aspects yet they had to continually argue for equality and it
took multiple waves of movements to earn any sort of right
B)
“Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the
Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Era”
(PPT)
1)
Gay males are white in both aspects and male.
(a)
According to Guglie
lmo and trends with the male
patriarchy,
they should be seen
as equal but they are not.
C)
“The New Urban America and New
American Immigration”
(PPT)
1)
Irish and German immigrants
in Chicago were not met with the same openness.
(a)
While German’s had better living conditions, many European immigrants lived in
appalling conditions which fostered urban inequality
(i)
All immigrants of
this period
were
criticized for their culture and allegedly
bringing down wages
V)
Conclusion
A)
Written in a lively and engaging manner,
White on Arrival
powerfully documents the
Italian immigrants

experiences in Chicago. Guglielmo
reveals the impact of racia
l
classification on immigrants’ abilities to acquire homes and jobs, start families, and gain
opportunities in America.
Carefully drawing the distinction between race and color,
Guglielmo argues that whiteness proved Italians’ most valuable asset for makin
g it in
America.
Thomas
Guglielmo’s
novel
contains profound implications for understanding
race and ethnic assimilation in the United States.
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