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The Groundtruth Project, “Boston’s Immigrant Past”


The Groundtruth Project, “Boston’s Immigrant Past” Marilyn Halter, The Groundtruth Project, “Boston’s Immigrant Past,” 2017. From the sites: “Yet, unlike most U.S. cities with large immigrant communities – such as Los Angeles, where the majority of immigrants are from Mexico, or Miami, where the majority are Cuban – in Greater Boston, no single ethnic group […]

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September 25, 2020


Irish in the Berkshires, A Retrospective​


Irish in the Berkshires, A Retrospective Kaitlyn Vogel and Susannah Frey, “Irish in the Berkshires, A Retrospective.” From the site: “Please join in exploring the role of Irish migration to North Adams, Massachusetts and surrounding Berkshire County from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. Located on the borders of Vermont and New York, North […]

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“Immigration and Industrialization in North Adams, Massachusetts.”


“Immigration and Industrialization in North Adams, Massachusetts.” Immigration to North Adams started in 1749. Some of the immigrant groups were the French, Chinese, Irish, Italian, Welsh, Lebanese, and the Jewish. Most of the immigrant groups worked on the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel. Open Link

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MassMoments, “Chinese Workers Arrive in North Adams, MA June 13, 1870.”


MassMoments, “Chinese Workers Arrive in North Adams, MA June 13, 1870.” On this day in 1870, a train arrived in North Adams with 75 young men from China hired to replace striking shoe workers. Over 2,000 people watched as the men walked to the factory under police escort. The crowd was hostile, but there was […]

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How the Greek Immigrants Came to New England


How the Greek Immigrants Came to New England New England Historical Society, “How the Greek Immigrants Came to New England,” 2018. From the article: “In 1890 came the first great wave of Greek immigrants. They were 90 percent male, extremely poor and looking for work. Most found it in the mills and factories of the […]

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In search of opportunity in the mills


In search of opportunity in the mills Jim Therrien, “In search of opportunity in the mills,” Berkshire Eagle, March 30, 2014. From the story: “They came in waves during the 19th and early 20th centuries, many lured by the promise of employment in the bustling factories of Berkshire County. They were of Irish, French Canadian, […]

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Your Story, Our Story – Berkshire Immigrant Stories. Pittsfield.


Your Story, Our Story – Berkshire Immigrant Stories. Pittsfield. Your Story, Our Story features objects and traditions that tell personal stories of American migration and cultural identity. This national project uncovers patterns and differences of our experiences across the country. Explore stories from across the country, upload a story that carries meaning in your family, […]

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From ‘The Prince Macaroni Hour’ to ‘Car Talk’: An Evolution of Italian American Radio


From ‘The Prince Macaroni Hour’ to ‘Car Talk’: An Evolution of Italian American Radio Christopher Newton, “From ‘The Prince Macaroni Hour’ to ‘Car Talk’: An Evolution of Italian American Radio,” Italian Americana 14 (1), 1996, 5–15.

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The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani


The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani Stephen Puleo, The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day, Boston: Beacon Press, 2007. Open Link

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History of Italian-Americans in Boston.


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 […]

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September 21, 2020


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