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 top, the Fabre Line provided the one transatlantic path to southern New England. one in every of its most crucial 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 members 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 saved up a brisk and profitable enterprise. even if, either the road and the households hoping for a brand new existence confronted significant stumbling blocks within the type of international struggle I, the immigration limit legislation of the Twenties, and the nice melancholy. sign up for authors Patrick T. Conley and William J. Jennings Jr. as they chronicle the historical past of the Fabre Line and its function in bringing new citizens to the sea State.

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