Italians in Toronto: Development of a National Identity, 1875-1935

Italians began migrating to Toronto in large numbers toward the end of the nineteenth century Many of these immigrants were peasants who arrived in the new world with only a vague sense of nationality In Italy their identity had been primarily connected with the villages that were their homes and only secondarily with regions and country In Toronto as in other North American cities a more emphatic sense of Italian nationalism developed John Zucchi identifies the distinguishing factors which led to the formation of a strong nationalistic Italian community in Toronto and to the shift in loyalty from the local level to the national These two elements of the immigrants identity are dealt with in each chapter so that while analysing the internal history of an ethnic group in a Canadian city Zucchi also details the histories of many Italian village families


Little Slaves of the Harp: Italian Child Street Musicians in Nineteenth-century France

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Little Slaves of the Harp: Italian Child Street Musicians in Nineteenth-Century Paris, London, and New York

The padrone were often known to the families of the children or were from the same villages While some were cruel exploiters who compelled obedience through terror and abuse a view promoted by a few well publicized cases the lot of most of these children was similar to that of child apprentices and helpers in other trades


Is It Possible to Live This Way?: An Unusual Approach to Christian Existence. Volume 3: Charity

As in all his works Giussani encourages young people to be serious about their own existence and loyal to their experience The conversations reported here are fascinating and insightful providing support for a way of life that today is frequently questioned rejected or censured


The View From Rome: Archbishop Stagni's 1915 Reports on the Ontario Bilingual Schools Question

One of the acrimonious episodes in French English relations in Canada resulted from the bilingual schools question in Ontario in the early part of the twentieth century the issue reinforced the divisions within the Catholic Church between francophones and anglophones In the Pope wrote a letter to the Canadian bishops in the hope of encouraging a peaceful settlement to this dispute In his discussion the pope and his advisers relied heavily on the Apostolic Delegate of the Holy See to Canada Archbishop Pellegrino Stagni particularly on two reports Stagni had sent to Rome in on the problems regarding bilingual schools in the province and especially in the city of Ottawa In The View From Rome John Zucchi translates these two reports for the first time His introduction places the reports in context and offers historical background to the events surrounding the divisions in the church


The Religious Sense

Giussani challenges us to penetrate the deepest levels of experience to discover our essential selves breaking through the layers of opinions and judgments that have obscured our true needs Asserting that all the tools necessary for self discovery are inherent within us he focuses primarily on reason not as narrowly defined by modern philosophers but as an openness to existence a capacity to comprehend and affirm reality in all of its dimensions Part of the so called new religious revival The Religious Sense avoids any sentimental or irrational reduction of the religious experience It is a forthright and refreshing call to reassess our lives


View from Rome: Archbishop Stagni's 1915 Reports on the Ontario Bilingual Schools Question

One of the acrimonious episodes in French English relations in Canada resulted from the bilingual schools question in Ontario in the early part of the twentieth century the issue reinforced the divisions within the Catholic Church between francophones and anglophones In the Pope wrote a letter to the Canadian bishops in the hope of encouraging a peaceful settlement to this dispute In his discussion the pope and his advisers relied heavily on the Apostolic Delegate of the Holy See to Canada Archbishop Pellegrino Stagni particularly on two reports Stagni had sent to Rome in on the problems regarding bilingual schools in the province and especially in the city of Ottawa


View from Rome: Archbishop Stagni's 1915 Reports on the Ontario Bilingual Schools Question

One of the acrimonious episodes in French English relations in Canada resulted from the bilingual schools question in Ontario in the early part of the twentieth century the issue reinforced the divisions within the Catholic Church between francophones and anglophones In the Pope wrote a letter to the Canadian bishops in the hope of encouraging a peaceful settlement to this dispute In his discussion the pope and his advisers relied heavily on the Apostolic Delegate of the Holy See to Canada Archbishop Pellegrino Stagni particularly on two reports Stagni had sent to Rome in on the problems regarding bilingual schools in the province and especially in the city of Ottawa In The View From Rome John Zucchi translates these two reports for the first time His introduction places the reports in context and offers historical background to the events surrounding the divisions in the church