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Title Enemies within : Italian and other internees in Canada and abroad / edited by Franca Iacovetta, Roberto Perin, and Angelo Principe.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2000.

Series CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Canadian.
Prisoners of war -- Canada.
Prisoners of war -- Italy.
Italians -- Canada -- History.
Internment camps -- Canada.
Nazi concentration camps -- Canada.
Alt Name Iacovetta, Franca, 1957-
Perin, Roberto.
Principe, Angelo.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 429 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Comparative perspectives on public policy, historical memory, and daily life / Franca Iacovetta and Roberto Perin -- A tangled knot: prelude to 10 June 1940 / Angelo Principe -- Exporting fascism to Canada: Toronto's little Italy / Luigi G. Pennacchio -- The internment of Italian Canadians / Luigi Bruti Liberati -- 'Uneasy neighbours': internment and Hamilton's Italians / Enrico Carlson Cumbo -- A war on ethnicity? The RCMP and internment / Reg Whitaker and Gregory S. Kealey -- The curious case of female internees / Michelle McBride -- The 'camp boys': interned refugees from nazism / Paula J. Draper -- Political prisoners: the communist internees / Ian Radforth -- The internment of Italians in Australia / R.J.B. Bosworth -- The internment of Italians in Britain / Lucio Sponza -- When Italian Americans were 'enemy aliens' / Rose D. Scherini -- Actor or victim? Mario Duliani and his internment narrative / Roberto Perin -- Images of internment / Gabriele Scardellato -- The politics of redress: the contemporary Ukranian-Canadian campaign / Frances Swyripa -- Redress, collective memory, and the politics of history / Franca Iacovetta and Robert Ventresca.
Summary In the recent campaign led by the National Congress of Italian Canadians to gain redress for compatriots interned during the Second World War, leaders claimed that the Canadian state had waged a 'war against ethnicity.' Their version of history, argue the editors, drew on selective evidence and glossed over the fascist past of some Italian Canadians. The editors have assembled scholars who, while having diverse views, seek to stimulate informed debate. Enemies Within is the first study of its kind to examine not only the formulation and uneven implementation of internment policy, but the social and gender history of internment. It brings together national and international perspectives. The book offers differing interpretations of Italian internment in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. It invites comparisons between Italian Canadians and Canada's other internees, including Communists, German Canadians, Ukrainian Canadians and Jewish refugees. Contemporary redress campaigns are examined. Masculinity, female internees, Communist women's release politics, and memory culture are some of the little-studied subjects that also receive attention. This book contains photographs never before seen. A general introduction and four section introductions provide valuable background to the issues being discussed.
Note English.
ISBN 9781442674462 (electronic bk.)
1442674466 (electronic bk.)
0802044468 (bound)
0802082351 (pbk.)
OCLC # 666917773
Additional Format Print version: Enemies within. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2000 9780802044464 (DLC) 00363260 (OCoLC)41661915

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