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Author Name:    SPADA, A.V. Canada Ethnica VI

Title:   Italians in Canada. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Rivera Printers and Publishers Inc., Ottawa / Montreal, 1969, 

Seller ID:   102998

SPADA, A.V. The Italians in Canada. Canada Ethnica VI. OPttawa / Montreal :Printed by Rivera Printers and Publishers Inc., 1969. First Edition. Pp (4 ),v-xxii,1-385,(3). Illustrated. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, grey cloth, red lettering to front board and spine. "The history of Italy and the Americas is interwoven in a strange age of fuorusciti. They came from all regions of Italy, including the Islands. They were men of good education, high social standing, and were born leaders. They emigrated becaiuse their enemies let them escape or because they put themselves out of reach of the adverse factions.The belonged to the best families and believed that their exile was tempor ary. After the storm has blown over, they expected to return to their previous positions. But this seldom happened. Columbo, Caboto, Verrazzano, and even the successful Vespucci, never returned to their beloved homeland. It made no difference whether they lived in Portugal, Spain, France or England,or even among the detwested "Imperials", or Tedeschi. The fuorusciti were the first cosmopolites: "Citizens of the World". Canada has been a country of two distinct groups: one seeking nfor more than two centuries the eternal happiness that tomorrow might bring, the otherb amassing the riches of today. Long ago, these groups should have merged into a mosaic, but it is toolate. Second and third generations of non-master races will not tolerate h yphenated discrimination, implicit or explicit. They consider themselves Canadians, with no suffixes." (from the dj)., Nibbling to foot of spine, elsegood in worn and torn dustjacket. As is. 20.00


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