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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My maternal great-grandparents first settled in New York's Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan circa late 1890s. Just how influential was this part of Manhattan for Italian immigrants? Also, from which part of Italy did these Italian immigrants of Hell's Kitchen emigrate? Most of us know of the Little Italys of NYC like that of the Lower East-Side or up in East Harlem, but I don't believe much is known about the Italian immigrants in Hell's Kitchen, which during the turn of century was a predominantly Irish section.
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