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Saudino, Domenico, 1888-1964, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Saudino, D. (Domenico)
Dates: 1927-1961
Abstract: Papers (1927-1961) of Domenico Saudino consists of publications, books, essays, and newspaper articles, many of them in manuscript form. Also included are a diary of a trip to Europe (1957-1957), a typescript of a work on American fascism, and miscellany.
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2361


Domenico Saudino (1888 or 1889-1964) was born in Drusacco, Piedmont, Italy, son of a tailor. He came to the United States in 1912, where he became a writer, an anti-fascist, a publicist for socialist and anti-clerical causes, and long-time contributor to La Parola del Popolo (Chicago, Illinois) and Il Corriere del Popolo (San Francisco, California). After Mussolini's rise to power, Saudino became an outspoken critic of Fascism. His most famous book was Sotto il Segno del Littorio: La Genesi del Fascismo (Chicago: 1933), which was translated into Greek and occasioned a diplomatic protest by the Italian government. An advocate of socialism, Saudino was a member of the National Council of the Italian Socialist Federation in the United States as early as 1924, and continued to be active in the organization for many years. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was published widely in Italian newspapers in the United States, Italy, Argentina, and Mexico, and during the 1950s, he served as editor of La Parola del Popolo.



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The Saudino, Domenico, 1888-1964 Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian American journalists.
Anti-fascist movements--United States.
Anti-clericalism--United States.
Fascism--United States.

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