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    Italian immigrants were not welcomed with open arms into the land of opportunity. They had to adapt to the new lifestyle without forgetting theirs. Throughout the years, American citizens would be accustomed to having foreigners living in their neighborhoods. The Italian immigrants established communities where they managed to keep la via vecchia alive.   The American population viewed the Italian immigrants as an inferior race. People who made rude comments about Italians specifically directed it

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    of how they arrived here has been lost. Immigrants of Italy brought to America their family-centered culture of celebrating these holidays. Their culture was so influencing that villages for the Italians were actually formed. The Italians celebrated numerous holidays in Italy; most celebrations included their fine foods and wine. Although, after the immigrants arrived in America they no longer observed many of the holidays that they did in Italy. The Italians’ holiday culture helped to make America

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    One culture that interests me is the Italian culture. This culture interests me due to part of my paternal heritage coming from Italian descent. I would love to be able to visit Italy one day to experience the Italian culture. Based on some of the research that I have done, there are many ways the Italian culture can enrich one's life, deepen their business expertise, and improve one's communication skills. Italy is among the seven most industrialized nations in the world, and its economy is among

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    Discrimination of Italian Immigrants in American History Fear is a great motivator in man.  In the 1920s, immigrants were coming over to the United States in mass quantities.  Most of these immigrants were from Southern or Eastern Europe, parts of Asia and Mexico.  Because these groups differed in culture, race, and religion from the majority of White Americans, as the immigrant population increased, so did hostility and displeasure towards them.  Italians made up 11.8%, or 550,460 immigrants between

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    Depression and the Life of Italian-Immigrant Workers Commentary: In order to develop ideas for this paper, I first analyzed the time of the Depression and what Italian Immigrants lives were like typically living in America. Using this background knowledge, I was able to analyze the lifestyles of the working class in each of the stories. Even though the background story of each of the family’s lives differed, they all had a common basis in that they were Italian Immigrant families working a hard

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    1920 more than 4.1 million Italians were recorded as entering the United States” (Daniels, p. 188). The Italian immigrants of post-1880 were different from other immigrant groups by these topics of religion, labor, family orientation, politics, and education. The 1880s brought a change not only in the amount of Italian immigrants but also the characteristic of them as a group. This group of immigrants was incredibly male dominated, in comparison to the other immigrants of this time, most settling

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    World War, Italian Canadians are amid some of the primitive Europeans to have visited and settled in Canada. In this paper, I will uncover the history of immigration of Italians to Canada through examining three large mass immigration periods; 1870-1914, 1920-1930, and 1950-1970. In addition, I will touch upon the diverse social, political, and economic reasons for these record number mass immigrations. The paper will also examine the hardships and challenges new semi-skilled Italian immigrants faced

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    called a land of opportunity for immigrants. Predating the founding of the nation itself, Italians have been drawn to the new world. Starting in 1492 with Christopher Columbus, and even leading up to the American Civil War, Italians have come to this country in search of a new life. However, it was not until the 20th century that Italians, similar to other Europeans and Asians, began to arrive in the United States in waves, and social impact the nation. After the Italians had left economically unstable

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    Immigration began late for the Italian population. With the main period of immigration coming in the late 19th century, Italians were already several steps behind the Irish, German, and French immigrants (Nelli 38). This proved to be detrimental to the Italians as the previous immigrants had already stitched themselves to the flag producing a resolute hatred for incoming immigrants, one of which was Salvatore Rossi. Having fled Italy in 1897 due to economic hardship, he pursued the “American Dream”

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    In addition to Italians who came for job opportunities, there were also previously affiliated gang members from Europe like Italy, France and sometimes Ireland. The majority of these affiliated immigrants were Italian Mafia members who flew Italy after the Facist regime led by Benito Mussolini started an anti-Mafia campaign (Crime 1920-1940). Some previously formed gangs were able to reassemble in the United States and especially in New York. However, their power and gang activities were very limited

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