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By: Zucchi, John E.
Publisher: Montreal, PQ, Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1992
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 73600662
0773517553 208 pages including index and bibliography. Virtual slaves, these children were uprooted from their villages in central and southern Italy to perform as barrel-organists, harpists, violinists, fifers, pipers, and animal exhibitors. "This extremely, unusual study, enlivened by photographs, throws a floodlight on ethnic prejudice, cultural constructs of childhood, Tammany Hall politics and 19th-century immigration and working conditions." - Publishers Weekly. Very light wear. Glossy laminated covers. Clean and unmarked. Excellent copy. View more info