Download e-book for kindle: Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence: Immigration to Rhode by William J. Jennings Jr.,Patrick T. Conley

By William J. Jennings Jr.,Patrick T. Conley

In an period while immigration was once at its height, the Fabre Line provided the single transatlantic path to southern New England. considered one of its most vital ports used to be in windfall, Rhode Island. approximately eighty-four thousand immigrants have been admitted to the rustic among the years 1911 and 1934. nearly one in 9 of those participants elected to settle in Rhode Island after touchdown in windfall, amounting to round 11 thousand new citizens. every one of these immigrants have been from Portugal and Italy, and the Fabre Line stored up a brisk and profitable company. even though, either the road and the households hoping for a brand new lifestyles confronted significant hindrances within the kind of international battle I, the immigration restrict legislation of the Twenties, and the good melancholy. subscribe to authors Patrick T. Conley and William J. Jennings Jr. as they chronicle the historical past of the Fabre Line and its position in bringing new citizens to the sea State.

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