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Blurred nationalities across the North Atlantic : traders, priests, and their kin travelling between North America and the Italian Peninsula, 1763-1846 /
Luca Codignola.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2019]
description
xxvii, 519 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
148750456X, 9781487504564
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2019]
isbn
148750456X
9781487504564
abstract
"Long before the mid-nineteenth century, hundreds, if not thousands of people were constantly moving between the United States and British North America and Leghorn, Genoa, Naples, Rome, Sicily, Piedmont, Lombardy, Venice and Trieste. Predominantly traders, sailors, transient workers, Catholic priests and seminarians, this group relied on the exchange of goods across the Atlantic to solidify transatlantic relations; during this period, stories about the New World passed between travellers through word of mouth and letter writing. Based on a vast and in-depth examination of newly-found personal and commercial correspondence, Blurred Nationalities is a major addition to the study of transatlantic mobility and migration between North America and the Italian peninsula. Blurred Nationalities challenges the idea that the level of national origin, for instance, Italianness, comprises the most only significant feature of this group's identity, revealing the multifaceted personalities of the people involved in these exchanges."--
catalogue key
12148603
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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