From Paesani to White Ethnics by Stefano Luconi
The Italian Experience in Philadelphia (Suny Series in Italian/American Culture)

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Examines the transformations of Italian American ethnic identity in twentieth-century Philadelphia.

About Stefano Luconi

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Luconi is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary History at the University of Florence, Italy.
Published February 1, 2001 by State University of New York Press. 264 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Rizzo during the 1970s and '80s is especially astute: initially the recipient of ""trans-ethnic white support"" due to those constituents' ""dislike of racial conflict,"" Mayor Rizzo, he finds, fueled racial animosity by catering to white Philadelphians.

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