During the 19th century, an outdated aristocracy and poor farming
conditions throughout the southern part of Italy drove many poor Italians
to immigrate to North America in search of a better life. Like most immigrant
groups, the Italians endured prejudice and discrimination in the
United States before finally being accepted.
This book provides an in-depth look at the Italian immigrant experience
in America. It explains how early arrivals help make conditions better
for later immigrants. The book also examines the prominent role Italian
Americans have had in shaping the society we live in today.
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