Italians Swindled To New York

Swindled to NYThe unification of Italy in 1861 launched a brand new European nation promising to satisfy the desires of Italians, but hundreds of thousands of poor peasants nonetheless discovered themselves in financial desperation. By 1872, a military of speculators had invaded the countryside, hawking steamship tickets and promising fabulous riches in America. Hundreds of immigrants fled to the New World, solely to be deserted upon arrival and compelled to search out work in onerous labor. New York positioned victims of […]

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