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By Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto

ISBN-10: 1137481862

ISBN-13: 9781137481863

ISBN-10: 1349694215

ISBN-13: 9781349694211

Below Italian Fascism, African-Italian mulattoes and white Italians dwelling in Egypt posed a selected hazard to the pursuit of a homogenous nationwide id. This booklet examines novels and flicks of the interval, displaying that their makes an attempt at stigmatization have been self-undermining, forcing audiences to re-examine their collective id.

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Mixed-race progeny was finally acknowledged by the United States Census in 1850 and for nearly a century was considered as an intermediary class, neither white nor black, before their official equation with blacks in 1920 (Bost 2003, 39). Since the term negro included anyone with black ancestry, passing for a white person was a secretive process. Sollors discusses the phenomenon of passing3 in great detail, noting how disguising one’s physical traits, such as hair and skin color, allowed the passer to see without being seen and pervade the enemy’s side unnoticed (253).

With its focus on the African slave trade, I drammi della schiavitù, published in the period following Italy’s exploration travels in Africa and its consolidation of colonial possessions in Eritrea, was historically relevant, as it was published less than a decade following the 1889 Congress of Vienna’s formal condemnation of the African slave trade in Europe. Even while lacking explicit references to the events related to Italian colonialism, I drammi della schiavitù incorporates issues of a larger topical interest in the colonial discourse, predicts a spectrum of mixed races, and attempts to subtly influence the reader’s opinion.

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