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Publications:
When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Revisiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural Narrative

The Italian American cultural narrative is well documented. Yet one narrative chapter--the 1930s Italian American support for Italian fascism, continues to get little notice, which this paper will re-examine.

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The Dictator Stays in the Picture: The Forgotten History of a Controversial Mural

Should art depicting controversial figures remain in the picture? Mussolini does in Guido Nincheri's church mural featuring Mussolini, but not Lenin in a Diego Rivera mural destroyed for featuring him.

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Published online: June 4, 2014

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Son of Italy, Stepson of Sisyphus: Reappraising the Immigrant Experience as an Existential Dilemma

As an immigrant narrative, Pascal D'Angelo's "Son of Italy" differs in how his experience becomes an existential dilemma shaped by fruitless labor, thus addressing an issue many face today.

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Published online: June 9, 2015

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The House We Want to Live In: Imagining Democracy through Early 20th Century Pop Culture

This article examines the "imagining" of America through early examples of film with music in Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, and the film short, "The House I Live In."

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Published Online September 15, 2015

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From the Bookshelves to the Barricades: The Public Library as First Line of Defense in the Fight for Free Speech

Since 2001, free speech has been under assault. In several incidents, the public library has proven to be the first line of defense for one of our most cherished values.

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Published online: October 26, 2016

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