Immigration To Texas


About The country

The few Italians who came to Texas during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries were mainly explorers, adventurers, or missionaries. Between 1880 and 1920, however, the immigration to Texas increased from a trickle to a flood as Italians journeyed to the state to escape the deplorable social and economic conditions then existent in their native land. In 1870 there were 186 Italians resident in Texas. By 1920 their numbers had swelled to 8,024.
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