• Renewal In Italian Labor Union
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    What is the cause of the recent revival in the Italian labor unions In the past five decades, Italian labor unions have been like a Ping Pong ball, bouncing from weak and divided to strong and united. Membership has also been increasing and decreasing as the unity and strength have been fluctuating. Over the past ten years, Italian unions have experienced a remarkable resurgence. After more than a decade of declining political power, membership loss, and significant inter- and intra-union confli...
  • Italy Family Italian World
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    Imagine riding through the waterways of Venice, Italy, taking in all the beautiful sights and smell of perfectly cooked pasta streaming from numerous waterfront restaurants. If I could be any place in the world right now, this is where I would be found. Italy's rich culture and celebrated history combined with its breathtaking scenery makes it a desired destination for anyone. Some of the main reasons why I would like to be there is to find out more about my family history and see the many worth...
  • Somalia History Italian British Somaliland
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    Between the 7 th and 10 th cent. , immigrant Muslim Arabs and Persians established trading posts along Somalia's Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean coasts; Mogadishu began its existence as a trading station. During the 15 th and 16 th cent. , Somali warriors regularly joined the armies of the Muslim sultanates in their battles with Christian Ethiopia. British, French, and Italian imperialism all played an active role in the region in the 19 th cent. Great Britain's concern with the area was largely ...
  • Italy United States
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    Boat-shaped Italy, which covers 116, 303 square miles, forms a bridge across the center of the Mediterranean sea from Europe almost to Africa. Italy is compared in size to Georgia and Florida. The full country name is Italian Republic. The population is 57. 6 million with the capital city of Rome having 2. 6 million people. Most Italians speak standard Italian, but other languages include German, French, and Solvent. The majority of Italians are of Roman Catholic faith as many as 85%, with only...
  • Sacco And Vanzetti Italian Death Crimes
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    SACCO AND VANZETTI Sacco and Vanzetti were victims of the short-lived Red Scare, which was the United States' fear of the growing power of Communists, or Reds. When a factory paymaster was robbed and murdered along with his guard, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested after witnesses described the murderers as being Italian. Sacco was a shoemaker and Vanzetti was a fish peddler. Despite the fact that they had alibis and that there was only circumstantial evidence against them, they ...
  • My Culture Italian Family Music Life
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    By being Italian, I was given the gift of a large and joyous family. The delicious food and the beautiful music are all part of my culture. When I was born into a half Italian family, I was given the last name of Antonacchio which allows everyone to recognize that I am Italian. Being Italian has affected my life in many ways which can not all be described at once. The food is probably the best part of an Italian Culture. We have so many different meals that taste delicious and look fabulous. Th...
  • Looking For Alibrandi Josie Life Italian
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    Jossie's intelligence and confidence are two unique qualities portrayed in this young girl, struggling with her identity. She is a remarkably young person posse sing a quick temper. She is a confused girl searching to find where she belongs in the two different cultures. These cultures, being australian and italian, are very demanding on such a young girl, having to mould herself for each and find an equilibrium of both. She has major difficulties coping with the harsh reality of prejudice and t...
  • Sopranos And The Perpetuated Mafiosi Image
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    The Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image life of organized crime, fancy cars, machine guns, beautiful women, money, power and family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21 st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events...
  • Great Italian Grandfather Family
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    Personal Statement Unlike many other kids at the age of seven I had already begun to face the subject of diversity. I learned at a young age that kids can be cruel. It is hard to recall exactly how many nights I prayed that I would wake up with golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was too young to understand my deep-rooted family history, and why I looked different from many of the other kids at my elementary school. Several years later as a seventh grader, I was still struggling with my a...
  • United State Italy Communist States
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    Relations Between the US and Italy Between 1952-1954"The Communist Problem " The "cold war" loss of Italy to Communist control would result in profound political, psychological and military damage to the free world (p. 1567) Draft Statement of Policy by The Planning Board of The National Security Council After the end of World War II the United States embarked on years of an uneasy alliance with Italy. The recovering Italian Fascist government was highly unstable and looked as though it could fa...
  • Dante Alighieri 2 Italian Writings Holmes
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    Dante's Influence on Italian Culture Dante Alighieri was a very well known and influential poet in early literature. 'He was not only a poet, he was also a philosophical thinker, an active politician, and a religious visionary'; (Holmes 1). Dante was born in Florence in 1265, into the Guelph political party, one of the two main parties in Florence. The Guelphs were aristocrats and nobles. They supported the church and papacy and were against the Renaissance. Their opposition was the Ghibelline P...
  • Children Immigrants Immigrant Child
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    Immigrant children did not live an easy life in the nineteenth century. Most children were never educated. Italian children immigrants were rarely put through schooling. However, Eastern European Jewish immigrants looked at public schooling as their best way to help their children enhance their potential in life. Chicago, Detroit, and New York City had large populations of Jewish and Italian immigrants. The conditions of the children in all three cities were similar yet different with cities in...
  • Italian Renaissance Northern People One
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    In American schools, it is taught in history classes that there was a Renaissance, or rebirth, in Europe up until the 17 th century. This was known for being a glorious religion period, with art as an example. However, there are two separate Renaissances, one in Italy, and one in northern Europe. These two renaissances each share common elements and also have distinctive differences. First, the people of the Renaissance of Italy were mainly secular, artistic people. The Italian Renaissance was a...
  • Italian Versus Northern Humanists
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    While war, plague, famine, and death ravaged Europe, a new culture was developing in Italy. The fourteenth century brought many changes in Italian thought and society. In the fifteenth century, these changes spread out of Italy and influenced Northern European society. Humanism, which is the emphasis on human beings, their achievements, interests, and capabilities, is the outcome of the renaissance attitude of individualism and secularism. Northern Europeans interpreted these Italian ideas in t...
  • Stalin Vs Mussolini People Military Russia
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    So many people supported Stalin and Mussolini even with their totalitarian methods because of the extreme poverty in both countries. Both Russia and Italy were destroyed economically and emotionally by the events of World War I. The citizens of each nation looked for a way out of poverty. Stalin and Mussolini provided a way out, and the classes didn't care how they did it. After the war Russia was at least 50 years behind the rest of the Western countries in industry. One of the first things St...
  • The Italian Renaissance Economical Factors Political
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    The Italian Renaissance period consisted of a variety of cultural, economical, social and political alterations. All of these factors were valuable in the evolving of the Italian states into more prosperous ones, from when they had once been gradually diminishing in all areas during the Middle Ages. Although to some degree, the Italian states progressed with social and political factors, without the economical factors, there would likely have not been such a remarkable era, which we have come to...
  • Italian Health Care Practices
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    Our group chose to do our presentation on Italians simply because we thought it may be interesting to learn about their culture and health practices. Kristin Starter is of Italian descent, and yet she herself doesn't know much of her own culture's practices. We figured that there are so many things in America that are Italian (such as cuisine), and yet we don't really know much about them at all. Since approximately 5. 82% (15, 916, 396 out of 273, 643, 273) of the US population are Italian, we...
  • Italy's High School Students Classes Italian
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    The Lives of Italy's High School Students Students at American high schools take for granted being able to choose what classes they want, she said. Italian students don't have that luxury. They do not get to choose their classes. They can choose the school that they go to, but their classes are chosen for them. The pretty much know what classes they are going to take because they researched the school before they chose to study there. If they don't like the classes they have they are free to mo...
  • Henry Italian Catherine War
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    Frederic Henry is the hero of this book. He is a disciplined and courageous person, but he feels detached from life. He is a young American ambulance driver with the Italian army in World War I. The Italians are fighting the Austrian-Hungarians. Whilst working on the front lines Frederic Henry meets a beautiful Red Cross nurse called Catherine Barkley, whose fiancee has already been killed in the battle of the Somme... Her most outstanding feature is her long, beautiful hair. Henry tries to sed...
  • Italian Shakespeare Italy Italianate
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    Assess The Influences Of Italy And Spain Assess The Influences Of Italy And Spain On ‘ Much Ado About Nothing' It has been estimated that at least one third of the plays performed between 1549 and 1640 had either Italian sources or locations. In most cases it was both. The influence of Italian literature onMuch Ado'> is probably the most convincing evidence for this judgement. Bandello's story has a number of main themes: class conflict, the role of Fortune and the rival claims of male fri...