History of Italian-Americans in Boston.
From the site: “Not all of the 5.3 million Italians who immigrated to the United States between 1820 and 1978 came through Ellis Island. Many came through other ports, including the Port of Boston. Exactly how many stayed in Boston is not known, but it was enough to make Italians the second largest ancestry group in Boston, after the Irish… Most of Boston’s Italian immigrants were southern Italians who had little money and could not speak English. They faced many hardships in the early years, including exploitation and discrimination…”