Italiani_Fall_2008 part 1

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ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1880-1924 and beyond
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Italians in U.S. before 1880 Notables: Columbus, Cabot, da Verrazanno, Vespucci Small-scale immigration of skilled northern Italians to U.S. Migratory tradition expanded by steamship. Argentina a popular destination before 1880.
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Mass Immigration to U.S. Over 4.5 million between 1880 and 1924. About 90% came from southern Italy. Bad conditions in southern Italy. Economic opportunities for earning money in U.S. industries.
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Contadini (peasant farmers) posing with agricultural implements, ca. 1900
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How it Worked Goal = $$$ to buy land in Italy. About 50% returned to Italy. Padroni helped facilitate immigration before 1900. Immigration networks of kin and paesani
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Unformatted text preview: were most important, especially after 1900. 1870-1910, males comprised 78% of Italian immigrants. Work Most were unskilled workers. 1/3 of first-generation men were general laborers. Mining and quarrying, pick and shovel work on railroads, road building, and construction were popular jobs. Employment was often irregular. Italian work gang constructing the roadbed for the Boston-Westchester railroad in the 1890s. Lewis Hine photo - sleeping quarters of immigrant workers on the New York State Barge Canal construction camp, 1909 An Italian family working on flowers in their NYC home, 1908 Part 2 contd on next PPT Go to Books tab on BB to find part 2 of this PPT...
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