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By Chris West

Detect THE exceptional tale OF the United States via ITS attractive and various POSTAGE STAMPS during this EXUBERANT AND constantly fascinating HISTORY.

In A background of the US in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's personal wealthy philatelic historical past. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's hovering biplane, American stamps are a bright window into our country's striking and designated earlier. With the continuously obtainable and lively West as your advisor, notice the impressive breadth of America's brief heritage via a clean lens.

On their very own, stamps will be curiosities, even inventive marvels; during this booklet, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of heritage.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, among the considerably diverse works published on both sides of the Atlantic documenting that history, Italian/Piedmontese local historians have written the most enthusiastic accounts. 19 The celebratory tone of such regional heritage–oriented histories is largely due to an uncritical reading of the primary sources available. In fact, many of these sources consist of documents that were either produced by the same wineries being studied—printed publicity material, pamphlets, autobiographies, and interviews—or published by circles of Italian American potentates to which the Piedmontese wine entrepreneurs belonged—biographical collections, almanacs on the Italian “colonies” of California, and official narratives by Italian consuls in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

S. Bureau of Census, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th Census of Population, vol. 3, tab. 1b (Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1921), 85. these immigrants and their children were forced to confront a delicate, controversial alchemy of race in Californian society, becoming themselves profoundly transformed when it came to thinking about their own identity and that of the many others with whom they came into contact. As will be seen, the strong concentration of Piedmontborn immigrants in the wine economy had much more to do with how notions of race were articulated in American politics and society than with the discursive images and ideas of continuity and cultural transplantation perpetuated by the Pavesian myth.

The Gallo Winery went on to achieve extraordinary results. 5 billion. The winery’s roots can be traced back to 1900, when Giuseppe Gallo (1882–1933), one of seven children born into a family of butchers, horse traders, and tavern keepers, left the his native rural town of Fossano, Piedmont, for the United States. Giuseppe (who by then went by the name of Joe) eventually arrived in California after spending time in Venezuela and Philadelphia. ) and becoming a saloon keeper in various boomtowns on the California mining frontier.

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