Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence: Immigration to Rhode by William J. Jennings Jr.,Patrick T. Conley

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

In an period whilst immigration was once at its top, the Fabre Line provided the single transatlantic path to southern New England. one among 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 participants elected to settle in Rhode Island after touchdown in windfall, amounting to round 11 thousand new citizens. almost all these immigrants have been from Portugal and Italy, and the Fabre Line stored up a brisk and profitable enterprise. besides the fact that, either the road and the households hoping for a brand new lifestyles confronted significant hindrances within the kind of global struggle I, the immigration limit legislation of the Nineteen Twenties, and the good melancholy. sign up for authors Patrick T. Conley and William J. Jennings Jr. as they chronicle the heritage of the Fabre Line and its position in bringing new citizens to the sea State.

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