About La Rassegna. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1917-????
Philadelphia, Pa. (1917-????)
- La Rassegna. : (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1917-????
- Place of publication:
- Philadelphia, Pa.
- Geographic coverage:
- La Rassegna Pub. Co.
- Dates of publication:
- Anno 1, no. 1 (7 apr. 1917)-
- Weekly (irregular)
- "Italian weekly newspaper devoted to welfare and advancement of the Italians in America."
- Italian and English.
- Suspended Sept. 1, 1917-
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La Rassegna (“The Review”) was a short-lived weekly newspaper "devoted to the welfare and advancement of Italians in America." It was published by Silvio Liberatore at 920 South 10th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with 16 editions published between April 28, 1917, and August 4, 1917. Although it featured some English language articles and editorials, La Rassegna was written mostly in Italian and focused on issues affecting Italian immigrants in Philadelphia. In addition to editorials and articles, the paper included short stories and poetry in English and Italian.
La Rassegna supported Charles C.A. Baldi in his rivalry with Giovanni Di Silvestro and his brother Arpino Di Silvestro for influence and prominence within the Italian American community. The paper accused the Di Silvestro brothers of stealing funds from their paper La Voce del Popolo, of failing to pay their debts, and of other corrupt practices.
La Rassegna chronicled major historical events such as World War I, the Russian Revolution, the invention of the Zeppelin, the growth of the Socialist Party in Italy, and Italy's nationalistic claims to Dalmatia, a territory in present day Croatia. The paper also featured an article about the Italian King Victor Emmanuel III's visit to a military hospital where Corporal Benito Mussolini lay seriously wounded. La Rassegna highlighted major cultural issues such as women's rights and encouraged Italian immigrants to seek naturalization. The newspaper also published advertisements for Italian businesses, restaurants, and the Fabiani Italian Hospital.
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