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Beyond Memory
Italian Protestants in Italy and America
Beyond Memory
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Dennis Barone - Author
SUNY series in Italian/American Culture
Price: $75.00 
Hardcover - 194 pages
Release Date: September 2016
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6215-8

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Paperback - 194 pages
Release Date: July 2017
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6216-5

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Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.

In Beyond Memory, Dennis Barone uncovers the richness and diversity of the Italian Protestant experience and places it in the context of migration and political and social life in both Italy and the United States. Italian Protestants have received scant attention in the fields of Italian American studies, religious studies, and immigration studies, and through literary sources, church records, manuscript sources, and secondary sources in various fields, Barone introduces such forgotten voices as the Baptist Antonio Mangano, the Methodist Antonio Arrighi, and his great-grandfather Alfredo Barone, a Baptist minister to congregations in Italy and Massachusetts. Examining the complex histories of these and other Italian Protestants, Barone argues that Protestantism ultimately served as a means to negotiate between Old World and New World ways, even as it resulted in the double alienation of rejection by Roman Catholic immigrants and condescension by Anglo-Protestants. Though the book focuses on the years of high immigration (1890–1920), it also looks at precursors to post-reunification Protestants as well as Protestants in Italy today, now that the nation has become a country of in-migration.

“…elegantly written … an important story that contributes to the exiguous literature on Italian Protestantism in the United States and Italy. This is a book that should be on the shelves of all interested in the Italian and Italian-American experience, as well as those in religious and immigration studies. The author is to be congratulated for such a rich and compelling contribution to a field of study that ought to be better known by Italianists.” — Centro Altreitalie

Dennis Barone is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Saint Joseph. He is the author or editor of many books of poetry, prose, and criticism, including Sound/Hammer; On the Bus: Selected Stories; and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture (with Peter Covino).


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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Soul of a Stranger

2. To Struggle for a Place at the Table

3. Does Christ Linger at Eboli?

4. Answers to the Roman Question

photo gallery follows page 84


5. By Twos and by Threes

6. Christ for Hartford

7. A Sermon for the Oppressed

Epilogue
Works Cited
Index


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