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When and how many Italian immigrants came to the U.S
¨Between 1876 and 1930, out of the 5 million immigrants who came to the United States, 4/5 were from the South, representing such regions as Calabria, Campania, Abruzzi, Molise, and Sicily. ¨(Molnar)
Where did they work?
The Italian immigrants worked all over the us as fishermen, stevedores also in pits and mines digging coal and ore. They also worked as farmers and ranchers all over the country.
Why did they come?
¨Italian emigration was fueled by dire poverty. Life in Southern Italy, including the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, offered landless peasants little more than hardship, exploitation, and violence.¨(Wills)