Aspects of Italian and American History

Post-1900 Italian Immigration

Who were these Italians and where did they come from? Why did they come in such great numbers and what did they bring with them? How did they cope with language and financial barriers?

In this lesson, we will take a closer look at these brave people and learn what they had in common. We will also look at the ever-important Italian family and the role it played in their lives. However, to understand the Italian immigrant, one must first understand Italy during the turn of the century.