Book Review 3: 1890 to the Present
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BOOK REVIEW 3
Guglielmo, Thomas A
White on A
Italians, race, color, and power in Chicago, 1890
Oxford University Press, 2004
Thesis and Introduction
Guglielmo argues that Italians w
ere not discriminated against; in fact, they arrived white
and remained white.
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.
Guglielmo believes race is rooted in various political, economic, social, and cultural
Italians were consciously aware of their distinctive race and tried to move away from that
They wanted to be considered American and white.
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
ce Riot, anti
European debates, and
1924 Immigration Act
Italians agreed with the general idea that Jews, Poles, and Irish were inferior (54)
Italians aligned themselves with white ideals which allowed
them to be seen as
Neighborhood relations are critical to one’s identity
Italians created their own communities and initially strayed from involvement with
As time passed, Italians did not want African Americans living in their
and they attacked many of their people
Italian rioters shot and killed an African American
The Italian Newspaper
La Tribuna Italiana
criticized African Americans (40)
Threw stones at African Americans passing through Italian neighborhoods (41)
Guglielmo argues that color represented a constructed social category rather than a physical
Italians began moving away from racial distinctiveness and towards a
of whiteness beginning in the 1930s
To protect themselves ag
ainst future racialist attacks, Italians sought protection by
claiming whiteness and denigrating nonwhiteness (74)
Italians did not like William Hale Thompson because he was making Chicago the
ideal place for African Americans and a terrible place for whit
In order to enforce white and black separation, Italians became increasingly
involved in voting and politics (97)
They also wanted to increase Italian representation
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Overall Italians were accepted in the color hierarchies and reaped any rewards th
with this status (27)
Could marry any race they wanted
Could live anywhere and were met with little resistance
More employment opportunities
Italians were also seen as scientifically white (60)
Scientific racialists placed Italians as part of the s
uper color division
“Scientific Racism” (PPT)
Scientific Racism gained new appreciation during the Immigration Act of 1924
Allowed people to be mean to African Americans
Guglielmo argues that the key to equality is through race and color.
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
“Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the
Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Era”
Gay males are white in both aspects and male.
According to Guglie
lmo and trends with the male
they should be seen
as equal but they are not.
“The New Urban America and New
Irish and German immigrants
in Chicago were not met with the same openness.
While German’s had better living conditions, many European immigrants lived in
appalling conditions which fostered urban inequality
All immigrants of
criticized for their culture and allegedly
bringing down wages
Written in a lively and engaging manner,
White on Arrival
powerfully documents the
experiences in Chicago. Guglielmo
reveals the impact of racia
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
contains profound implications for understanding
race and ethnic assimilation in the United States.
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