lecture,italians - New York- restaurants and grocery store...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The New Immigrants- Italians o Stereotypes of Italians No such thing as Italy 1859-1919 unification was completed North v. south North Anything north of Rome South Sicily and anything south of Rome including Rome Italy-North Milan, Venice, Florence Stereotypes Skilled educated money light skinned Cosmopolitan They speak various languages and they are surrounded by many different cultures Some protestant Diverse and advanced Italy-South Rome, Naples Stereotypes: Illiterate 80% of southern Italians couldn’t sign their name Lowest class (peasants)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
They make no money doing it, they are payed in food and clothing Non-skilled farmers No money Considered “backwards” ---------------------------------don’t have------------------------ Italian Immigrants to America – Northern Italians Could have set stereotypes Wave: Formative Numbers: 26,000 Money: Skilled workers/craftsmen Location California – Wine Florida- citrus
Background image of page 2
Background image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: New York- restaurants and grocery store owners US and Italians divide the Italian groups between North and South Southern Italians- In Italy The Southern Italian Family Amoral Familism Honor Males vendetta Example Romeo and Juliet Females- virginity Southern Italys Religion Non-Institutional Catholic Virgin Mary, Saints also Magic Southern Italians in America Pull- Industrial Revolution 1880 Push: overpopulation, natural disasters, taxes Money? Return Migration 5 years 1880 70% 1920 10% $1 Billion Dollars Chain Migration Numbers: 7 million Location Ethnic Enclaves: Little Italys Work Padrone Sweat Shops Family Women and Children Mutual Aid Societies Mafia Yellow Press - Mafia Myth Prohibition - Al Capone Italian-Americans 20th century Blue Collar Work Skilled, still not highly educated Police, firemen, waste management, etc Italian American Today...
View Full Document

Page1 / 3

lecture,italians - New York- restaurants and grocery store...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online