Sorry for not posting sooner, but I was away from my computer for a while. I have read Imported Americans and watched Nuovomondo. I found them both interesting and very informative. I definitely have a new appreciation of the struggles and hardships that these courageous people endured both on their way here, and upon their arrival.
I have also recently watched a documentary titled "Prisoners Among Us". It was made in 2004 and describes the Italian immigrants struggles associated with assimilation. Especially eye-opening is that part of the immigration story that talks about the US government's attempt to secure the country by raiding Italian homes, forcing many Italians to relocate, and sending the heads of households to internment camps. I had no idea that that had occurred.
Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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