Italian Unification Italy 1930's

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Italians have been an intragyral part of American history since the founding of the country and its exploration of the New World. Italian immigration surged from the 1870’s to the 1930’s due to few economic opportunities and political suppression in Italy. Italy officially became a country in 1861 but before unification Italy consisted of small city states that were governed by small clans. Nationalization created a disproportion of wealth from the industrialized north to the rural overcrowded agricultural areas in the south. Over taxation by the Italian government made it hard for rural southern Italians to own land or get ahead. Since the Civil war in the United States left a need for cheap labor, this was a perfect opportunity to many southern
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