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Dr. Pugliese Publishes New Book

Professor Stanislao Pugliese

Will March with Italian-American Authors in the Columbus Day Parade

Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, professor of history and the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian-American Studies, and Dr. William J. Connell of Seton Hall University have co-edited The Routledge History of Italian Americans . This 600-plus page collection of essays by 35 scholars addresses a variety of themes of Italian-American history and culture. Contributions focus on the legacy of Christopher Columbus, immigration, the labor movement, discrimination, anarchism, Fascism, World War II patriotism, assimilation, gender identity and popular culture.

Other themes include Explorations and Foundations; The Great Migration and Creating Little Italies; Becoming American and Contesting America; and Postwar to Post-Ethnic? The book also features more than 100 color illustrations.

In celebration of the book’s publication this fall, Dr. Pugliese will march in New York City’s 73rd annual Columbus Day Parade at the invitation of this year’s Grand Marshall Leonard Riggio, CEO of Barnes & Noble. The theme of the October 9th parade is “A Celebration of Italian-American Authors.”

The book is also the subject of this semester’s Italian-American Lecture Series. Dr. Pugliese will give a presentation titled “The Future of Our Past” on Tuesday, November 21, at 7 p.m. Other installments include:

Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Italian American Studies After 50 Years
Speaker: Dr. Salvatore LaGumina, Professor Emeritus of History, Nassau Community College, SUNY

and

Tuesday, November 14, 7 p.m.
Why Italian Americans Need a New History
Speaker: Dr. William J. Connell, Professor of History and Joseph and Geraldine LaMotta Chair in Italian Studies, Seton Hall University

The location for all lectures is the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library. The lectures are presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and supported, in part, by the Association of Italian American Educators. Admission is free.

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