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Searching for Subversives This page intentionally left blank Searching for Subversives The Story of Italian Internment in War­time Amer­i­ca Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas The University of North Carolina Press ​ chapel hill This book was published with the assistance of the H. Eugene and Lillian Lehman Fund of The University of North Carolina Press.© 2017 The University of North Carolina Press All rights reserved Set in Espinosa Nova by Westchester Publishing Ser­ vices Manufactured in the United States of Amer­ i­ ca The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since 2003. Library of Congress Cataloging-­ in-­ Publication Data Names: Chopas, Mary Elizabeth Basile, author. Title: Searching for subversives : the story of Italian internment in war­ time Amer­ i­ ca / Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas. Description: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: lccn 2017013167 | isbn 9781469634333 (cloth : alk. paper) | isbn 9781469634340 (pbk : alk. paper) | isbn 9781469634357 (ebook) Subjects: lcsh: Italian Americans—­ Evacuation and relocation, 1942. | Immigrants—­ Government policy—­ United States. | Italians—­ Government policy—­ United States. | Italians—­ Legal status, laws, etc.—­ United States—­ History—1933–­1945. | Concentration camps—United States. | World War, 1939–1945—Concentration camps—United States. | World War, 1939–­1945—­Italian Americans. Classification: lcc d769.8.F7 I825 2017 | ddc 940.53/177308951—­dc23 lc rec­ ord available at https:​/­​/­lccn​.­loc​.­gov​/­2017013167 Cover illustration: Italian flag © istockphoto​.­com​/­powerofforever. Stone wall © For my parents, with love and re­ spect. And for my husband, Jim, with devotion. This page intentionally left blank ...


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