Lawrence DiStasi: The Danger in "Potentially Dangerous"

Aug 29, 2017 571

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. Organized by : IIC with NIAF & the George L. Graziadio Center, California State Long Beach. Entrance : Free

On the occasion of Italian-American Heritage Month, the historian & writer Lawrence DiStasi will discuss his new book, Branded: How Italian Immigrants Became ‘Enemies’ During WWII, with emphasis on the label “potentially dangerous.” The government term, though it formally applied only to those interned and excluded, actually was operational for all 600,000 Italian enemy aliens who were restricted.

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