This book for young readers recounts Italy's conquest of its oldest colony in 1911-1912 (although the text is remarkably free of dates). The book offers the usual justifications for this and later colonial adventures -- namely, that "civilized nations have not only the right but also the duty to dominate these barbarous countries and bring to them the light of human progress." Many black-and-white full-page reproductions of paintings glorify the actions of Italian soldiers.
|ITALIAN LIFE UNDER FASCISM: Selections from the Fry Collection
|Exhibition in the Department of Special Collections
University of Wisconsin-Madison
July through September 1998
|© 1998 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System|