Publications

D’Innocenzo’s publications have highlighted themes of diversity and communication, both historically and in the present.  He co-edited William Cullen Bryant and His America, his own chapter focusing on Bryant’s 50 year career as a newspaper editor, including comparisons with Benjamin Franklin and views of the role of newspapers in a democratic society.  He co-edited Immigration and Ethnicity: American Society – “Melting Pot’ or ‘Salad Bowl.’  He also served as consultant and commentator on the PBS documentary, The Italian Americans.  Included in the more than two dozen articles and chapters he has written is “From ‘Youth Ghettos’ to International Civic Engagement: Connecting the Campus and the Larger Community” in Deliberation and the Work of Higher Education (2008). He is co-editor of The 1930s: The Reality and the Promise (to be published in 2016 by Cambridge Scholars’ Press) which will include his chapter “Will Rogers: The Humorist as Social Critic.”  He now writes a biweekly column for Blank Slate Media.

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
(Benjamin Franklin)

"We go farther, faster, when we go together."
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
(Margaret Mead)

"Gladly would [they] learn and gladly would [they] teach."
(Geoffrey Chaucer, updated for gender inclusion)

"If we think the people not enlightened enough to exercise power with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform their discretion through education. We must preach, my dear sir, a crusade against ignorance, for a nation that expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be."
(Thomas Jefferson)

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