History of Immigration to Rhode Island

Brianna Ericson, “History of Immigration to Rhode Island,” 2013. From the site: 1905: Over 20,000 Italian immigrants were living in Providence’s “Little Italy” on Federal Hill, and were employed in the mills; 1905: About 8,000 Jews were living in Providence; those from Lithuania and Poland settled in the North End, and those from Galicia and Romania settled in South Providence; 1915: The Armenian Genocide spurred a substantial Armenian immigration wave to Rhode Island.”