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Evelyn Sterne, “Immigration to Rhode Island”


Evelyn Sterne, “Immigration to Rhode Island” EnCompass, a digital archive of Rhode Island History (2017). “One problem the Irish (as well as later immigrants from other Catholic countries) faced was discrimination on the basis of their faith. Although Rhode Island had been founded on the principle of religious freedom, its Protestants were very concerned about […]

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September 26, 2020


Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Rhode Island


Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Rhode Island Kathleen Cloutier, “Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Rhode Island,” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2016. “Immigration and refugee issues have seized the public’s attention in recent months. In Rhode Island, which has a sizable immigrant and refugee population, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island has been helping newcomers […]

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Liberian Immigrants in Rhode Island


Liberian Immigrants in Rhode Island P. Khalil Saucuer, Liberian Immigrants in Rhode Island: The Trauma, the Bliss, and the Dilemma,” 2011. “This paper locates Rhode Island as the hub of Liberian presence in the US and explicates the basis of their concentration in that region. It recognizes the complexity of the dilemma that Liberian migrants […]

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Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship, “Fox Point Oral Histories.”


Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship, “Fox Point Oral Histories.” Since 2008, Brown University students have worked to preserve and present the cultural heritage of Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood through oral history interviews and public programs. Fox Point borders the Brown University campus, and currently serves as a home to students and staff from the […]

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Marxists Militants and Macaroni The I.W.W. in Providence’s Little Italy


Marxists Militants and Macaroni The I.W.W. in Providence’s Little Italy Joseph W. Sullivan, “Marxists Militants and Macaroni The I.W.W. in Providence’s Little Italy,” Rhode Island Labor History Society, 2000.

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Family Connections: A History of Italian and Jewish Immigrant Lives in Providence, Rhode Island 1900-1940


Family Connections: A History of Italian and Jewish Immigrant Lives in Providence, Rhode Island 1900-1940 Judith E. Smith, “Family Connections: A History of Italian and Jewish Immigrant Lives in Providence, Rhode Island 1900-1940,” State University of New York Press, 1985. Open Link

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Ethnic Shops versus Chain Stores: Retailing among Italian Americans in Providence in the Interwar Years


Ethnic Shops versus Chain Stores: Retailing among Italian Americans in Providence in the Interwar Years Stefano Luconi, “Ethnic Shops versus Chain Stores: Retailing among Italian Americans in Providence in the Interwar Years.” Rhode Island History, vol. 62, no. 3, 2004. Open Link

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Irish and Italians in Providence, Rhode Island, 1880-1960


Irish and Italians in Providence, Rhode Island, 1880-1960 Leo Carroll, “Irish and Italians in Providence, Rhode Island, 1880-1960.” Rhode Island History, vol. 28, no. 3, 1969. Open Link

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Rhode Island History


Rhode Island History Rhode Island History, November 1996. Special issue on immigration history. Open Link

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A Place to Go: The Oral History of Federal Hill


A Place to Go: The Oral History of Federal Hill “A Place to Go: The Oral History of Federal Hill,” Rhode Island College Special Collections. Open Link

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September 25, 2020


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