Citizenship and Military Service in Italian-American Relations, 1901-1918

  title={Citizenship and Military Service in Italian-American Relations, 1901-1918},
  author={Bahar G{\"u}rsel},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={353 - 376}
  • B. Gürsel
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Conflicts over citizenship and military service became a central issue in Italian-American relations in the early twentieth century. The United States and Italy founded their concepts of citizenship on two different bases, jus soli and jus sanguinis. As a consequence of this difference and the swelling number of Italian immigrants naturalized in America, the two governments' policies about naturalization and military service collided until 1918. The Italian government's policy put Italian… 



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