International Conflict in an American City : Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944
This is a study of the Irish, Italians, and Jews of Boston as they reacted to a number of issues of the 1930s and 1940s fascism, Nazism, anti-Semitism, isolationism, and the coming of World War II. Its basic argument is that the international system served as a catalyst for the outbreak of ethnic conflict among Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews. This study takes issue with the traditional notion that world politics is exclusively comprised of over one hundred and fifty sovereign, indivisible, and independent entities called states. Rather, it argues that world politics in the twentieth century is a patchwork of actors that include states as well as nongovernmental organizations such as multinational corporations and ethnic groups. Because ethnicity transcends the boundaries of states, ethnic, groups may become directly involved in world politics.
Jews, Massachusetts, Boston, Politics and government, Italian Americans, Irish Americans, Ethnic relations
Political Science | Race and Ethnicity
John F. Stack, Jr., INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT IN AN AMERICAN CITY : BOSTON'S IRISH, ITALIANS, AND JEWS, 1935-1944, (Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1979).