Per una storia del Consiglio dell'emigrazione in età giolittiana


Among the early age of Giolitti and the First World War it happens what historians call the Italian “administrative takeoff”. One of the reforms that in practice proved more important was the Emi-gration Act 1901, until the advent of Fascism. The law provided, besides the establishment of the General Commissariat of Emigration (GCE), the establishment of a Council of Emigration. It was an expression of a “social liberalism”. The Council supported the Minister of Foreign Affairs for matters relating to mi-gration and had the task to provide guidelines for the action of the GCE. In this essay I analyze the politi-cal and social debates of the Council in the age of Giolitti.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a5n2p351

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