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How Italian Immigrants Came to New England


How Italian Immigrants Came to New England New England Historical Society, “How Italian Immigrants Came to New England,” 2019. “Italian immigrants put their stamp on New England as indelibly as any Puritan. New England, in fact, is the most Italian region in the United States.” Open Link

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September 25, 2020


How Portuguese Immigrants Came to New England


How Portuguese Immigrants Came to New England New England Historical Society, “How Portuguese Immigrants Came to New England,” 2019. “Two great waves of Portuguese immigration gave Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island the densest concentration of people with ancestry from Portugal, including the Azores and Cape Verde.” Open Link

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Providence once ‘Ellis Island’ to Southern New England


Providence once ‘Ellis Island’ to Southern New England Joe Kernan, “Providence once ‘Ellis Island’ to Southern New England,” Cranston Herald, January 22, 2014. “In an era when immigration was at its peak, the Fabre Line offered the only transatlantic route to southern New England. One of its most important ports was in Providence, Rhode Island. […]

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THE RHODE ISLAND IRISH FAMINE MEMORIAL.


THE RHODE ISLAND IRISH FAMINE MEMORIAL. This memorial is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1851. It also pays tribute to their immigrant descendants who, generation after generation, have so greatly enriched the life of America in general and of Rhode Island in particular.” Open Link

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Portuguese Settlement in the Fox Point Section of Providence, RI.


Portuguese Settlement in the Fox Point Section of Providence, RI. Portuguese Settlement in the Fox Point Section of Providence, RI. “During the first decades of the twentieth century, Providence, Rhode Island, began to replace New Bedford as the gateway for Portuguese immigration. Although most immigrants coming into the city moved to other industrial towns in […]

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Latinos in Rhode Island


Latinos in Rhode Island Latinos in Rhode Island. Nuestras Raíces: The Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island was started in 1991 with one single interview. Since then, it has become a wide-range collection of personal stories, photos and pieces of paper documenting the history of Rhode Island’s Spanish-speaking community. Our mission is to collect, […]

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Warwick, Rhode Island Digital History Project


Warwick, Rhode Island Digital History Project “The Fabre line brings thousands from Italy to Rhode Island.” From the site: “The major impact of Italian immigration in New England, however, was not felt until the early twentieth century. Poor economic conditions in Southern Europe and the need for inexpensive labor in the textile mills here attracted […]

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The Irish in Rhode Island: A Historical Appreciation


The Irish in Rhode Island: A Historical Appreciation Patrick T. Conley, The Irish in Rhode Island: A Historical Appreciation, The Rhode Island Historical Commission, 1986. Open Link

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The Rhode Island Historical Society. Research tools for immigration history of Rhode Island.


The Rhode Island Historical Society. Research tools for immigration history of Rhode Island. Includes passenger lists and maritime records. “Some passenger lists for specific immigrant groups are available. Additionally, access to the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild is available on our Internet station. Locating passenger lists for some groups – for instance, Irish passengers who emigrated […]

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History of Immigration to Rhode Island


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 […]

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