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Searching for Subversives: The Story of Italian Internment in Wartime America

Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas


When the United States entered World War II, Italian nationals living in this country were declared enemy aliens and faced with legal restrictions. Several thousand aliens and a few U.S. citizens were arrested and underwent flawed hearings, and hundreds were interned. Shedding new light on an injustice often overshadowed by the mass confinement of Japanese Americans, this book traces how government and military leaders constructed wartime policies affecting Italian residents. Based on new archival research into the alien enemy hearings, this in-depth legal analysis illuminates a process not wi ... More

Keywords: internment, Italian American, World War II, enemy aliens, alien enemy hearings, internees, wartime policies, legal analysis, home front, presumptive guilt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469634340
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill