Irish and Italian Immigrants (A Virtual Presentation)


Irish and Italian Immigrants (A Virtual Presentation)

Historian Ronald Bayor will examine the often troubled relationship between Irish and Italian immigrants in a virtual presentation hosted by the Irish American Heritage Museum on December 19th at 7 pm.

Bayor will explore how the relative tranquility among the two groups was disturbed by economic depression, political divisions arising out of ties with the Old Country, and factional strife stirred up by local politicians seeking ethnic votes.

He’ll also consider the effects of such emotional and political issues such as Fascism upon the allegiances of Italians; the role of religion; and the influence of such figures such as Franklin D.

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