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This novel is the 16th of 19 or 20 that Ciambelli authored over a long and productive career. Two of the others, La trovatella di Mulberry Street and I misteri di Mulberry Street (this latter in a facsimile copy only), are in the Collection. I have a…

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Though himself a founder of a newspaper, Il Pensiero  [Thought] in 1904 in St. Louis, Carnovale denounces Italian American journalism in this work. In one of the newspaper articles collected here, Carnovale writes, p. 10, “this poor intellectual and…

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The stunning front and back covers of Sotto il segno were illustrated by Fort Velona (b. Calabria, 1893 - d. New York, 1965), a socialist, labor organizer as well as cartoonist, who became best known for his anti-fascist cartoons, reproduced widely…

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Ezio Taddei (b. Livorno, 1895 - d. Rome, 1956) was involved in Italian politics at an early age: at thirteen he was arrested for involvement in a demonstration connected with a nurses’ strike in a Roman hospital. When released from prison, he found…

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Attempting to fill the same need that American city directories had long performed, this Italian American directory is notable for its national (and international) scope. It leaves no possible advertising space unused, with a lively multicolored…

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An obviously laudatory view of fascism from the author, with an unusual smiling faced portrait of Mussolini, with facsimile signature, as a frontispiece. Boscarini was a radio announcer in Italian on four radio stations in the Greater Boston area.…

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This is one of two works by Braida, and in the same period, published by the Libreria Ed. dei Lavoratori industriali del Mondo, i.e., the I.W.W, and in the Collection. The other is Unionismo industriale, co-authored with Giovanni Baldazzi.

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The actual publisher of this music in Italy was Piedigrotta "Santa Lucia", Libero Bovio, Direttore. The Italian Book Company was the importer (although listed as publisher), and probably had its customary exclusive rights to sell the work in the U.S.

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The actual publisher of these songs was Casa ed. musicale, Francesco Feola, Napoli. The Italian Book Company, the importer, held exclusive rights to sell and distribute in the U.S. It also seemed to hold the copyright.

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The Italian Book Company is nominally the "publisher," but in fact it's really only the copyright holder in the U.S., as noted at the bottom of the second page of this sheet music. In fact, on the cover the work is noted as the "property of the…

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Note that his translation by Dorothy Daudley is from the 1932 French edition (Mussolini en chemise, q.v.), rather than the Italian original of 1927 in New York. This edition also includes an Epilogue (fancifully entitled "Hitler: Mussolini's…

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This memoir describes Borghi's arrival in the world of anarchism, so new to him, in very dramatic terms. He was amazed by America: "For a long time, I did not understand it. I was attracted by it and at the same time repelled by it." The preface is…

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This is a collection of anti-fascist articles Borghi had published in the then New York-based Il Proletario about Matteotti’s assassination by Mussolini’s blackshirts. It is introduced by his preface written from Paris in June 1925. Both the…

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Preface by Sébastien Faure. That the story of the transnational work of a figure like Malatesta was written in Italian, published in New York, and printed in Paris by an Italian printer, Tipografia Sociali, is testimony to the international nature of…

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For a full description of this work and its significance, see the description of it in the entry for the 1927 edition (published in New York) of Mussolini in camicia, q.v. It took 11 years for Borghi's work to return in translation to New York, where…

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Inscribed by the author, see photo, to Luigi Barzini [Sr.], February, 1922. Alfredo Bosi’s 1921 Cinquant’anni di vita italiana in America claims itself to be the first history of Italians in the United States. (There are perhaps other candidates.)…

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See the full description of this work in the entry for the other copy.This is a library copy of this work, with a softer cover page, and no rear cover; inscribed on the front free endpaper by Bosi to Dottore Guido Egidi, "omaggi d'amicizia, cordiale…

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Branchi was an Italian who published his work both in the old country and in the U.S. For a full bio of Branchi, see entry on Così parlò Mister Nature.This copy hold interest for another reason: note the book's owner's name on the title/half-title…

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Note the inscription of this copy by the author "al Professore Guglielmo Ferrero." Ferrero (b. 1871 — d. 1942) was an Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (5 volumes, published after English…

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Eugenio Camillo Branchi (b. Genoa, 1883 - d. 1962) was a distinguished journalist, a contributor to the Corriere dell Sera, among other publications.In 1915, he was a second in a duel for the "cold and Nordic" anarchist lawyer Francesco Saverio…

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A curious play with Saint Peter, Pope Pius VI, Vittorio Emanuele II, Garibaldi, all at the entrance to heaven. "Pietro" (mispelled "Pitero") says to himself, "It's really worth the trouble to abandon the lake, the fishing nets, the free life, to…

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There were 91 editions of this work published between 1923 and 2001 in 17 languages, and more entries in OCLC for this work than any other.Author Elizabeth C. Barney Buel (or Mrs. John Laidlaw Buel)(1868-1943) was a member of the Connecticut chapter…

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The gorgeous cover art is by Fort Velona, one of the great graphic artists (see Sotto il segno del littorio, q.v.) and labor organizers active in leftist causes. The preface is by radical activist Angelica Balabanoff, q.v. The title page of this work…

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Cacchione, a Consigliere Comunale [City Councilman] of New York, was the first who was a Communist Party USA member.Only two years before this 1944 pamphlet, Cacchione was supportive of Antonini: see DRESSMAKERS ITALIANI, volete che la nostra Locale…
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